Vinicius misses Brazil Copa America squad

19 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Vinicius Junior, Fabinho and Lucas Moura are among the big names to miss out on selection by Brazil coach Tite for next month’s Copa America, report egencies.

Tite has opted against Real Madrid forward Vinicius, who has yet to earn a senior cap, instead putting his faith in more experienced forwards.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a breakout season at Real Madrid and his performances earned him a call-up to the senior Brazil squad for games against Panama and the Czech Republic in February. However, he suffered an injury playing for Real and was forced to withdraw.

Fabinho and Moura both miss out despite enjoying fine seasons with their clubs in England. Fabinho has been part of the Liverpool side that narrowly missed out on the Premier League title as well as reaching the Champions League final.

Moura there is strong Premier League representation with Ederson, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City, Liverpool duo Alisson and Roberto Firmino as well as Everton forward Richarlison all included.

Real Madrid defender Marcelo, who was omitted from the squad earlier this season, has failed to regain his place but PSG quartet Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Neymar are also in the 23-men list.


Goalkeepers: Alisson, Ederson, Cássio Ramos

Defenders: Daniel Alves, Fagner, Filipe Luis, Alex Sandro , Miranda, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Eder Militao

Midfielders: Casemiro, Fernandinho, Arthur, Allan, Lucas Paqueta, Philippe Coutinho

Forwards: Neymar, Richarlison, David Neres, Everton Soares, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus.