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Open Thread : 2 February 2022

The Wednesday Edition of the Daily Merengue

Brazil v Paraguay - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifier Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images

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Benzema practically out for the game against Bilbao.

Benzema is still not training with the squad and almost ruled out for the game on Thursday. Having Big Benz long term is far more important to our chances of picking up silverware this season. Meanwhile Carlos Rodríguez of Onda Madrid reported that Carvajal and Asensio trained perfectly and are ready for the Cup game.

Rodrygo gets his first goal for Brazil.

It was a wonderful team goal too. Meanwhile Vini Jr. played 60 minutes while Casemiro didn’t feature.

Fede Valverde played 74 minutes against Venezuela in a 4-1 win for Uruguay. The Brazilians will land in Spain one hour before the team’s training session. Valverde will also return today, but it’s unknown if he’ll train with the team.

What do ya’ll think of the graffiti theme?

For those freaking out, don’t worry these aren’t going to be used in games.