The CBF is also hoping to find a strong contender for the Brazilian team to meet FIFA in June, following the withdrawal of the friendly against Argentina, which was scheduled for 11th in Australia. Tite’s desire to meet Senegal, the current African champions, who qualified for the World Cup and count on Sadio Mané, Liverpool star.
Also in June, Choice already had a friendly appointment scheduled for South Korea, Day 2, in Seoul, and Japan, Day 6, in Tokyo. This Wednesday, Tite announced 27 players are calling for these tournaments.
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Brazil and Senegal met each other in October 2019, when there was a 1-1 draw – Roberto Firmino scored in 9 minutes, and Diedhiou, by penalty, scored a goal for Senegalese (after Mané moves). The game was played in Singapore.
Due to the specifics of the cancellation of the last minute of the match against Argentina, the CBF would like to request an exemption to send this exchange in France. FIFA rules make friendly on FIFA Day must be in the same country – Australia will host the tournament against Argentina for the participation of the Asian football confederation, even if joining Oceania.
Sadio Mané hits the ball against Gabriel Jesus in a 1-1 draw between Brazil and Senegal in Singapore – Photo: AFP
From the Brazilian team manager, Juninho Paulista, CBF has three other candidates spotted, after the first contact. The key is Senegal, who played in the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers against Benin, on the 4th, and Rwanda, on the 7th, and will advance to the next round. The clash with Brazil will be on the 12th, not the 11th, as planned for the Superclássico.
Another potential competitor is the African group of the Morocco and provided Costa to Marfim – but only the first division for the cup, which is not the best in the understanding of the training staff. However, both are available for the Qualifiers, which is therefore a must change in this process if Brazil does not close with Senegal.
The other way is Iran, from Asia. This will make the candidate more usable because he does not have an appointment. The Iranians are in Group B of the World Cup, along with England, the United States and the necessary teams in the conflict of Wales against the winner of Scotland v Ukraine.
This Wednesday, Tite asked which candidate he would like to meet and said:
Asked which candidate he would like to meet, Tite said:
– Have the best world and the real world. We have fought to become the game against European champions. There will be Argentina vs Italy, and we will try to meet England. We are looking for all options. We want him to be European. England, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Spain. He does not give up. We are looking for the best option to solve it.
If the Brazilian team can not schedule a third match in June, the players will be released after the match against Japan.
- June 2 – South Korea vs Brazil – at Seoul World Stadium, at 8:00 am (Brasília time)
- June 6 – Japan vs Brazil – Tokyo National Stadium, at 7:20 am (GMT)
- June 12 – The attempted friendship has not yet been translated, in French
- Brazil vs Mexico – friendly
- Brazil vs Argentina – Qualifiers for Qualifiers
World Cup – during November and December:
- The presentation is scheduled for November 14 – with training on where to translate in Europe
- Day 24 – 16h – Brazil vs Serbia
- Day 28 – 1 pm – Brazil vs Switzerland
- Day 2/12 – 16h – Cameroon vs Brazil