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Brazil sweating over availability of another trio of stars ahead of Switzerland


A trio of members of the Brazilian national team squad have emerged as doubts to feature in the country’s upcoming showdown with Switzerland, according to reports.

The subject of personnel woes, of course, has taken its place front and centre in the Selecao’s squad across the week to date.

This comes after two important members of Tite’s squad were ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup’s group stage, owing to respective ankle problems.

The players in question? Defender Danilo, and talisman Neymar.

Brazil, to their credit, did nevertheless manage to navigate their way to a three-point haul on opening day, thanking a Richarlison brace for a two-goal downing of Serbia.

As alluded to above, though, the South American heavyweights could well be forced to navigate their next outing sans the services of yet another trio of high-profile stars.

This comes amid confirmation that, ahead of their meeting with Switzerland, Tite and co. are sweating over the availability of all of Alisson, Antony and Lucas Paqueta.

As per a number of sources, all three have been forced to sit out training at various points over the course of the weekend to date.

An illness bug is cited as reason why, with it currently unclear whether any of the Premier League trio will be deemed fit enough to feature from the off when Brazil return to action on Monday evening.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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