Brazil announced the squad for two friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia. Brazil coach Tite did not keep Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in the team for these two friendly matches to be played this month.
Coutinho, who scored 21 goals in 68 appearances for Brazil, has not had a great start to the Premier League season for Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa. Coutinho has played in 6 matches played by Aston Villa in the league this season. He was in the starting eleven in three matches. But he has no goals or assists in these 6 matches.
But that is not the case with Jesus. Jesus, who left Manchester City and joined Arsenal, has been playing great since the beginning of the Premier League. He has played 6 matches for Arsenal in the Premier League and has three goals and an assist.
Tite may want to test the newcomers before the World Cup. There are also two players awaiting debut in the squad for these two matches. Defenders Bremer and Roger Ibanez, who were called up to the Brazil team for the first time, played in the Italian club Juventus.
However, in these two test matches, Tite has kept PSG’s forward Neymar in the team. The five-time world champions will play Ghana on September 23 in La Herve, France. Four days later, they face Tunisia at the Parc des Princes, PSG’s ground.