(ANSA) – RIO DE JANEIRO, 10 AUG – Matheus Bachi and Fabio Mahseredijian, assistants of the Brazilian national team coach Tite, will leave on Saturday 20 for Europe with the specific task of observing the training and matches of some players that the Seleçao technical commission keeps an eye on upcoming calls. Before the World Cup in Qatar, Fifa made a ‘window’ available to the national teams in September, during which Brazil will play two friendlies in Europe, in locations yet to be determined, against Tunisia and another African national team.
The main task of the assistant coaches will be to observe some central defenders who are running for a place among the 23 that will be called for the World Cup. Three places have already been assigned to captain Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Eder Militao, but a fourth place is still free, and three players who play in Europe will play it, at least so it seems, since Rodrigo’s chances of calling up have disappeared. Caio del Flamengo and Leo Ortiz del Bragantino. So now, taking into account that Felipe of Atletico Madrid also has a residual chance, the race would be restricted to Lucas Verissimo of Benfica, who has already worn the ‘amarelinha’ shirt but has recovered from physical problems, and from two who would be rookies but that Tite has been keeping an eye on for some time: the Romanist Ibanez and the neo-Juventus player Bremer.
Thus, after a stop in Lisbon, the presence of the two members of the Seleçao technical commission (Matheus Bachi is also Tite’s son) at the Juventus Stadium for the match on August 27 between the bianconeri and Roma is certain, the right opportunity to see both Bremer and Ibanez at work. The latter, having not yet made his debut with Brazil, had also entered the radar of the blue coach Roberto Mancini but it seems that he declined the invitation preferring to play the chance of the World Cup in the gold jersey. (HANDLE).