Midfielder Douglas Luiz introduced himself to the Brazilian men’s team this Saturday morning. Called in for Real Madrid’s Casemiro, cut off by a dental infection, the Aston Villa player completes Tite’s group in time for his first training session in Barranquilla.
The team’s delegation disembarked at around 11 pm from Barranquilla – 9 pm Brasília time – with a special reception for Neymar. The group, now with 25 athletes, goes to the field this afternoon, at 4 pm – local time -, when Tite must define the team that will face Colombia.
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Douglas greets technical assistant Matheus Bachi — Photo: Reproduction
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– I’m very happy for this new opportunity. A great return to the Brazilian team. I’m a much more mature Douglas, I’m much happier to have won the gold medal in Tokyo. I followed the game. I was very happy for our group to win. I hope that against Colombia we get another victory – said the player, on arrival at the team’s hotel.
Brazil is leader of the qualifiers, with 100% success in nine games. Colombia is in fifth place, with 14 points.
The duel between Brazil and Colombia is valid for the 5th round of the Qualifiers, takes place at 6 pm (GMT) on Sunday and will be broadcast by Globo, SporTV and Premiere.
Douglas started in the first four qualifiers. He won the gold medal in Tokyo — Photo: Reproduction