Alex Telles.

Alex Telles earns recall

Thursday 13 January 2022 15:16

Alex Telles has been recalled to the Brazil squad ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The left-back, in contention to replace the suspended Luke Shaw in Saturday's Premier League clash at Aston Villa, has impressed under interim manager Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford.

He played against Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Newcastle United and has been on the bench for our past two league games.

The left-footer's last minutes for his country came in November 2020, when he was introduced as a late substitute in a 1-0 victory over Venezuela.

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The Selecao have World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador on 27 January and Paraguay (1 February), only a few days before the Reds are in Emirates FA Cup action against Middlesbrough at Old Trafford.

Fred, who has been in good form, is a regular for Brazil and is also selected, along with the likes of Liverpool's Alisson and Fabinho, Leeds United's Raphinha and Aston Villa new boy Philippe Coutinho, who could make his debut for the Midlanders in our game on Saturday. Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has been excluded due to injury.

Tite's team are already assured of a place at the finals in Qatar later this year.

BRAZIL SQUAD

Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras); Dani Alves (Barcelona), Emerson Royal (Tottenham), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Alex Telles (UNITED), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Chelsea); Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (UNITED), Gerson (Marseille), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Lucas Paqueta (Lyon), Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa); Antony (Ajax), Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid), Raphinha (Leeds United), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo).

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