This is the first time Arthur has been called up for the main selection. The 23-year-old player has played for the under-20 and Olympic teams in Brazil.
With little enough time, Tite prioritized the call of an athlete who is in Brazil, which speeds up the presentation to the national team.
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Artur was called up for the first time for the Brazilian national team — Photo: Ari Ferreira/Red Bull Bragantino
This FIFA date has created a headache for Tite and his assistants. At first, he could not count on the nine players called up who play in England. Alisson, Ederson, Thiago Silva, Fabinho, Fred, Roberto Firmino, Raphinha, Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus have not been released by their clubs.
With these embezzlements, the coach called in nine more athletes. Among them was Matheus Nunes, a Sporting midfielder, who also did not appear. According to the CBF, this was due to “the sanitary requirement to comply with quarantine on your return to Portugal”. However, Matheus Nunes was contacted by the coach of the Portuguese national team and should even lean towards playing for the national team where he has lived since he was 13 years old.
Finally, Tite lost two more players. Midfielder Claudinho and forward Malcom trained with the group, but had to return to Zenit, in Russia, so they can play for the Champions League, on the 14th.
Against Argentina, the team will also not be able to play with Marquinhos, who received his second yellow card in the victory over Chile and will have to serve a suspension.
Check out the 22 players who were already with the squad:
- Goalkeepers: Weverton (Palmeiras) and Santos (Athletico) and Everson (Atlético-MG);
- defenders: Marquinhos (PSG), Éder Militão (Real Madrid), Lucas Veríssimo (Benfica), Miranda (São Paulo);
- Sides: Danilo (Juventus), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Guilherme Arana (Atlético-MG), and Daniel Alves (São Paulo);
- midfielders: Bruno Guimarães (Lyon), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Éverton Ribeiro (Flemish), Lucas Paquetá (Lyon), Gerson (Olympique) and Edenílson (International);
- attackers: Neymar (PSG), Matheus Cunha (Atlético Madrid), Gabigol (Flemish), Hulk (Atlético-MG) and Vini Jr (Real Madrid).