Midfielder André and defender Nino were called up this Sunday (28/05) for the main Brazilian team. The Fluminense duo was called by interim coach Ramon Menezes, who will lead Brazil in the friendlies against Guinea and Senegal, which continue the preparation of Amarelinha for the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.
Both games will be played in Europe. Brazil’s first commitment on this FIFA Date will be against Guinea, on June 17 (Saturday), in Barcelona. Next, the team goes to Lisbon, in Portugal, to face Senegal. The list of those summoned was announced at the headquarters of the CBF, in Rio de Janeiro.
This is André’s second call-up to the main Brazilian national team. The midfielder had already been called up by Ramon Menezes for the friendly against Morocco, in March. The steering wheel, however, did not enter the field at the time.
As for Nino, this is his first call-up to the main national team. The Fluminense captain, however, won the gold medal for Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics, Japan, in 2021.
André has been standing out at Fluminense and has established himself as one of the main players in the country. Last year, his performances earned him the awards for best defensive midfielder in the Brasileirão in the official election of the CBF and in the traditional Bola de Prata, promoted by ESPN. In 2021, he had already been elected the revelation of the championship. Today, the number 7 adds 133 games and three goals with the tricolor armor.
Nino, in turn, has already broken the mark of 200 games for Fluminense. In 215 appearances, he scored 14 goals and became a squad leader. Since Fred’s retirement, he has been the tricolor captain.
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