Neymar in Brazil National team Friendlies even he is sick
Even sick, striker Neymar in Brazil National team was included squad for friendlies against Costa Rica and the United States, in New Jersey and Foxborough on 5 and 8 September respectively. The list of players for both games was announced by coach Dunga, on Thursday, and its highlights the presence of the Barcelona striker, diagnosed with mumps, Kaka return, which operates in the North American football, and the premiere Lucas Lima, Santos.
Neymar was diagnosed with mumps and not participated in the game that earned Barcelona the title of the European Super Cup, last Tuesday against Sevilla. The initial estimate Neymar’s clearance is 15 days. Even with two-game suspension to meet the qualifying for an expulsion in the Copa America, it was called by Dunga for testing.
“The Neymar will be stopped two weeks and we’ll see next week’s game against Costa Rica if they have the condition. If not, another player brought to the role, “he explained the coach. “We will test the team with and without it, but I have to see later on, thinking of qualifying for the World Cup. Time is short, so we have to make the best possible manner. No coach would leave a player like him out of the team, “he added.
Kaka along with Neymar in Brazil National team had already been summoned by Dunga in October last year when still worked at São Paulo, to defend Brazil in the Superclásico de las Américas against Argentina and in a friendly against Japan. The midfielder, currently on the Orlando City in Major League Soccer, also attended the alternates list for the Copa America. “It is a reference to the other players, like Robinho. You can tar tranquility both on and off the field, “he argued.
The coach of Team also promoted the return of Lucas attackers, Paris Saint-Germain, and Hulk, Zenit, left out of the last calls. Another novelty is the middle Lucas Lima, one of the highlights of Santos in the Brazilian Championship and winning his first chance to defend the national team. The lateral Douglas Santos, Atletico-MG, and goalkeeper Alisson, International, were also called for the first time to the senior team.
“We have nothing against any player, we’re just opening up the range of options,” he said about the absence of Thiago Silva. So the captain Neymar in Brazil National team have to lead team. “Some players already know the income and we have to find the balance. We bring more young players to find experience and more experienced to help thinking about the classification. “
The friendly in the United States are the first commitments of Brazil. After these matches, the national team debut in the South American qualifiers for the World Cup 2018 against Chile, champion of the continental tournament in Santiago.