After performing superbly during his first senior international call-up a few weeks ago, Everton’s star forward Richarlison has immediately earned a second look from the Brazilian national team.
CONVOCAÇÃO DA SELEÇÃO— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) September 21, 2018
Malcom, Neymar Jr. e Rcharlison fecham a lista! #GigantesPorNatureza pic.twitter.com/K2h5JVCWWq
The Selecao will be playing friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina, and it’ll be interesting to see if Richarlison can make his debut in one of the world’s great international rivalries.
The 21 year old scored two incredible goals against El Salvador after making his debut off the bench against the United States.
Most of Brazil’s attacking personnel is settled - Neymar on the left, Roberto Firmino or Gabriel Jesus in the middle - but there is an opportunity for Richarlison to cement a spot either on the right wing, or as the backup striker. Willian isn’t getting any younger, and Brazil are not exactly a factory of center forwards right now.
Either way, we hope that we get to see more pigeon dances and no injuries. Good luck, Richie!