Tottenham Hotspur and Brazil forward Richarlison appears set to feature in the upcoming World Cup. The 25-year-old star had to be substituted because of a calf injury during the second half of Spurs’ win against Everton on Saturday.
The game was Richarlison’s first matchup with his former club since he moved to north London in a $63 million deal this past summer.
Despite the recent injury, Spurs boss Antonio Conte claims that the Brazilian should be fit for the World Cup. “The player is not risking to miss the World Cup, absolutely not,” Conte stated during a press conference on Monday. “He has an injury but it is not a serious injury. I hope he can play games for us before the World Cup.”
While the striker may be ready to play for Brazil in the upcoming tournament, Richarlison will, however, miss some matches with Spurs. The north London outfit have eight total fixtures on the calendar before the World Cup begins.
Following the good news, Richarlison took to Twitter to express his joy. “Guys, thank God it was just a big scare!!” exclaimed Richarlison. “Two weeks and I’ll be back! Thank you for the messages and affection.”
Brazil to have healthy Richarlison for World Cup
Missing two weeks could mean that the striker will be in the stands for four or five matches with his club. Spurs have a massive matchup against Liverpool on November 6th, which is nearly three weeks away. However, this means that the injury sidelines Richarlison for Spurs’ game against Manchester United on Wednesday.
Brazil will name their full World Cup roster in the beginning of November. The legendary South American team begin their tournament against Serbia on Nov. 24.
Injury news was, however, not good for Liverpool’s Diogo Jota. The Portugal winger will miss the World Cup due to a calf injury suffered in the huge game against Manchester City at the weekend. Reds manager Jurgen Klopp stated that Jota will miss “months” because of the setback.
Klopp claimed that Jota was taking the bad news fairly well, but the player took to Twitter to display his frustrations. “After such a good night at Anfield mine ended in the worst way,” said Jota. “In the last minute one of my dreams collapsed.”
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