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Brazil forward in line for a shock call up to Brazilian national squad

Watford forward Richarlison is in line for a call up to the Brazil squad ahead of friendlies against Japan and England

What do Neymar and Troy Deeney have in common?

Well, if news coming out of Brazil is to be believed, the will have both played alongside Richarlison as of next month.

The 20-year-old Watford forward is in line for a Brazil call up, as reported by the Watford Observer.

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From Deeney to Dani Alves

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From Deeney to Dani Alves

Brazil have qualified for the 2018 World Cup, and did so with plenty of room to spare, so boss Tite could use the upcoming friendlies against Japan and England to test some new combinations.

After an encouraging start to Premier League life- the youngster has scored three times in seven games- Richarlison could be handed a chance to impress.

The former Fluminense forward isn’t a complete unknown on the international scene, given he’s played ten times for Brazil’s Under-20s, but it would still be some rise.

There’s something about yellow

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There’s something about yellow

Richarlison started his career at America Minerio before joining Fluminense after less than 30 first-team appearances.

Two years later he’s making a late dash for Brazil’s World Cup squad.

But crashing the party won’t be easy.

Part footballer, part Jedi

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Part footballer, part Jedi

Brazil can already call upon Neymar, Willian, Roberto Firmino, Taison, Douglas Costa, Luan and Lucas Moura, all whom play in a similar area of the pitch.

But every major tournament someone comes from nowhere to book a seat on the plane.

After all, if Theo Walcott can make the England squad without playing a single game for Arsenal, there’s hope for everyone.

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Those Umbro kits were budget


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