Real Madrid-bound Endrick earns first Brazil call-up

Real Madrid-bound teenager Endrick has received his first call-up to the Brazil national team.

The 17-year-old Palmeiras forward, who will join Real next summer, has been included in the squad for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Argentina later this month.

Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus has also been included in the squad despite missing his side’s three games through injury, but Manchester United’s Casemiro misses out after suffering a hamstring injury.

Neymar is out after undergoing recent surgery on a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

Brazil will face Colombia in Barranquilla on November 16 and host the world champions at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro five days later.

Lionel Messi’s Argentina lead South American qualifying with 12 points in four matches, while Brazil are third with seven points. They drew 1-1 with Venezuela and suffered a 2-0 loss to Uruguay last time out.

Six teams from South America will qualify directly for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada, with the seventh-placed team contesting an intercontinental play-off.


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Brazil squad in full

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Lucas Perri (Botafogo)

Defenders: Emerson (Tottenham Hotspur), Renan Lodi (Marseille), Carlos Augusto (Inter Milan), Bremer (Juventus), Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Nino (Fluminense)

Midfielders: Andre (Fluminense), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Joelinton (Newcastle), Raphael Veiga (Palmeiras), Rodrygo (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Endrick (Palmeiras), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid), Joao Pedro (Brighton), Paulinho (Atletico Mineiro), Pepe (Porto), Raphinha (Barcelona)

(Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

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