Brazil have two absences for the quarter-finals


The game against Tunisia led to two absences for the next phase of the Under-20 World Cup

Brazil took a comfortable victory over Tunisia with a score of 4-1 in the Round of 16. Thus, they will face Israel in the quarter-finals after their victory of a goal to zero against Uzbekistan in the last minutes of the match.

Although the qualification for the quarter-finals is great news for the national team, there is also bad news, the main ones being that it will not be able to count on two players who are a priori starters in the team. by Ramon Menezes. Both absences will be in defence, as Robert Renan will not be able to participate in the game after receiving a red card for a foul as the last defender, and Arthur received his second yellow card, which also leaves him out of the game.

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Despite the absences that the team will have to deplore, coach Menezes is optimistic for the match against Israel: “You don’t win a match with eleven football players, you win it with a group, especially in a championship. The South American championship proved it to us, the confidence in this group is very high”, added Menezes.

Regarding the upcoming game against Israel, the coach stressed the importance of recovering players and staying as focused as possible: “We know how difficult it is to recover all the players, the level of concentration that we must have for the match is very high“, said the coach during a press conference.

The quarter-final match will be played in San Juan on Saturday, June 3 at a time to be determined. The Brazilians will be looking to advance to reach the semi-finals with their sights set on winning the Youth World Cup once again.


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