Brazilian National Team head coach Tite did not initially include Vinicius Jr in his squad for upcoming qualifiers against Argentina and Colombia — something that stirred up quite the controversy. It was a decision that many Madridistas ultimately felt was a blessing disguise, because it would allow the Brazilian forward to stay at home, and avoid long travels to South America (and of course, the likelihood of very physical football).
But due to an injury to Liverpool’s Firmino, Tite has summoned Vinicius, who will now travel with Casemiro and Eder Militao to South America after Real Madrid face Rayo Vallecano on Saturday at the Bernabeu.
There is zero doubt that Vinicius, who is probably the most in-form Brazilian player on the planet currently, deserved to be called up. Whether Tite will play him now is another matter, as he does not necessarily occupy the same position as Firimno, and competes more with Neymar.
Brazil play Colombia November 11th, and Argentina on November 16th.