Willian Called Into Brazil Squad to Replace Neymar
Tite has called Chelsea winger Willian into Brazil’s Copa América squad as a replacement for captain Neymar. Neymar injured his ankle in a 2-0 friendly win over Qatar earlier this week.
Willian will wear the number ten shirt. The call-up is a surprise from the Seleção boss, who had the likes of Lucas Moura and Vinicius Junior waiting in the wings.
It is thought that Tite decided to call Willian due to his participation in the Europa League Final last week, which means he has been training in the last few weeks.
Brazil’s squad numbers for the tournament are as follows: 1.Alisson, 2.Thiago Silva, 3.Miranda, 4.Marquinhos, 5.Casemiro, 6.Filipe Luis, 7.David Neres, 8.Arthur, 9.Gabriel Jesus, 10.Willian, 11.P.Coutinho, 12.Alex Sandro, 13.Dani Alves, 14.Eder Militão, 15.Allan, 16.Cassio, 17.Fernandinho, 18.Lucas Paquetá, 19.Everton, 20.Roberto Firmino, 21.Richarlison, 22.Fágner, 23.Ederson.