Tite calls up Guilherme Arana to the Brazil squad ahead of Uruguay clash

With the likelihood that Alex Telles will not be able to travel to Montevideo, where the Brazilian team will face Uruguay next Tuesday, coach Tite decided to call up Guilherme Arana of Atlético-MG.
Guilherme Arana - Seleção 15/11/2020
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The statement was released on the CBF website on Saturday night. Also on Saturday night, coach Tite called up striker Thiago Galhardo, of Internacional, to replace Pedro. Presented alongside the Colorado player, Arana did not hide his happiness for the summons 

It’s an unforgettable day. (Thiago) Galhardo himself said that a film played in his head. So far, my record has not dropped.”

“I had already worn the national team jersey, in the base team, the pre-Olympic team. But now it’s a different taste, it’s a dream come true. I thank God, my family that has always supported me. Who always cheered for me, for arriving at that moment. I owe them a lot. It has been a dream since I was a child to wear that shirt, to represent my country. It is an immense happiness. The plug hasn’t even dropped yet “ said the full-back, who scored Atlético-MG’s first goal in a 2-1 victory over Corinthians last Saturday. 

Alex Telles‘ omission was even considered before he came to Granja Comary after positive test for Covid-19 done by Manchester United. He recovered and even featured in the second half against Venezuela this Friday. However, Telles tested positive again on Saturday. He and the entire Brazil squad will undergo further examinations this Sunday. 

Due to the call, Arana may be missing at Atlético-MG for their game against Athletico-PR on Wednesday in Belo Horizonte. The game will take place at 19h in Brasília, less than 24 hours after the end of the match in Montevideo.