Brazil: Title justifies the entry of Weverton

Monday evening, Brazil coach Tite took advantage of his team’s great success against South Korea (4-1) in the round of 16 for the thunder of playing time, his third goalkeeper Weverton (34 years old, 8 caps), entered in play the place of Alisson Becker in the 80th minute, in this 2022 World Cup. A choice that coach Auriverde mentioned after the meeting.

« It’s difficult to replace a goalkeeper, but when you have the opportunity, it’s a chance to be able to get everyone to play, » said the Seleao boss to journalists. This decision has, unsurprisingly, enjoyed the main interest. « The match was almost won when I came on. But the main objective is the title, regardless of whether I played a few minutes or not, » explained the Palmeiras goalkeeper.

With this entry, the 26 Brazilians selected will now have played at this World Cup in Qatar!

Author: Jacqueline MANNESSIER