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Vinicius Jr Omitted From Upcoming Brazil National Team Squad

Real Madrid v CA Osasuna - Laliga Santander Photo by Berengui/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Brazil National Team manager Tite has named his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers Brazil faces against Colombia and Argentina.

Brazil, who have ripped through qualifiers in dominant fashion, will play on November 12th against Colombia, then on the 16th against Argentina.

Of the Real Madrid contingent, only Eder Militao and Casemiro made the list. Of course, Marcelo and Rodrygo have not been called up consistently and it’s not a surprise that they were not in the list, but one surprise from Tite’s squad is that Vinicius Jr, who’s been in great form for his club this season, has not been called up.

All things considered, it’s probably a good thing for Real Madrid fans that Vinicius gets to stay back home and not have to travel to South America for what will surely be two physically-gruelling games against Colombia and Argentina. Vinicius, to be fair, has also not displayed the same form for Brazil as he has for Real Madrid.

Brazil National Squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City) and Gabriel Chapecó (Gremio).

Defenders: Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Éder Militão (Real Madrid), Lucas Veríssimo (Benfica), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid), Emerson Royal (Tottenham).

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Lucas Paquetá (Lyon), Gerson (Olympique Marseille).

Forwards: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid), Raphinha (Leeds), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Antony (Ajax).