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Brazil: coach Tite ruled out a soccer player because he did not have the full vaccination against the coronavirus

“Getting vaccinated is a social responsibility,” Tite assured at the press conference he gave after announcing the 26 players who will make up the Brazilian team for the World Cup Qualifying matches.

Brazil: coach Tite ruled out a soccer player because he did not have the full vaccination against the coronavirus
Brazil: coach Tite ruled out a soccer player because he did not have the full vaccination against the coronavirus

The Brazilian coach stressed that the parameters established by the health authorities to prevent contagion by the virus were taken into account for the call.

Tite recalled the importance of respecting these determinations to avoid conflicts like the one that occurred last year in Brazil, when the match between Canarinha and Argentina was canceled.

The decision of the Brazilian coach was defended by Jorge Pagura, doctor of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), who pointed out that the collective interest will always prevail over the individual.

“We privilege those who have full vaccination. He would not be able to enter Ecuador and, in Brazil, he would have to undergo a five-day quarantine,” he explained.

Tite summoned this Thursday the Brazilian players who will face Ecuador and Paraguay in the Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which this time will not have its star Neymar but will have the return of Philippe Coutinho and Dani Alves, as well as the young Vinicius Jr and Rodrigo of Real Madrid.

Leader of the Qualifiers, Brazil guaranteed its presence in the World Cup by beating Colombia 1-0 last October. Undefeated to date, Canarinha has 11 wins and two draws in 13 games, with a 6-point lead over Argentina, its closest rival.

The first meeting of the Brazilian team this year for the Qatar Qualifiers will be in Quito, on January 27 and then those led by Tite will travel to Belo Horizonte, where the Canarinha will receive the Paraguayan team on February 1.


(TN)

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