Brazil added two important casualties that will not be for the rest of the Qatar 2022 World Cup with the Canarinha. Alex Telles, left back, and striker Gabriel Jesús. Both were injured in the match against Cameroon and will not be in the knockout stages.
Telles took a hard blow to his right knee that forced him to be substituted. The Brazilian left the field crying and You might have to go under the knife to treat this ailment. The Sevilla player entered the team’s rotation for Alex Sandro, who had started the first two games for the Brazilians.
Jesús, for his part, was already suffering from knee discomfort, which increased this Friday with his start against Cameroon. The Arsenal striker’s injury is less serious than Telles’, but it will take him out of competition for a month.
Gabriel Jesús was one of the big surprises on the squad list after Roberto Firmino was not called up. Now Brazil loses one of its variants in the attack that claims to be one of the best in the World Cup.
These losses imply that Tite is left with 24 available players, since he cannot call replacements with the competition started.
In the infirmary of Brazil there are also Neymar and Alex Sandro, who are expected to touch the ball this Saturday, and Danilo, who has already done exercises with the group and the team’s medical services are optimistic that he can be in the round of 16.
The defeat against Cameroon generated an alert signal in the Brazilians due to the lack of effectiveness in front of the goal. Neither team was able to win all three group stage matches, something that had not happened since the USA 1994. La Canarinha will face South Korea in the round of 16, which surprised Portugal on the last date.
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