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IT'S DEFINED! FILIPE LUÍS ALREADY HAS A DEBUT DATE AS FLAMENGO U-20 COACH

The Mais Querido idol could meet Matheus Gonçalves again, a midfielder who played alongside Mengão's professionals in 2023

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Champion of the Copa Rio U-17, coach Filipe Luís was promoted to the position of coach of Mengão's U-20 and already has a date to debut: June 26th, against Fortaleza, at 3pm (Brasília time) , in Rio de Janeiro. The game is valid for the 11th round of the category's Brasileirão. Rubro-Negro is in sixth place with 16 points, two more than Fortaleza, which is 10th, with 14.

In parallel to the Brazilian Under-20 Championship, Flamengo also competes in this age group the State. Mais Querido is the leader with six points in two rounds, but usually enters the field with his mixed team, a kind of B team. The one in charge of these boys is Raphael Bahia, who replaced Mário Jorge at Copinha when the coach was promoted to the professionals. at the beginning of Carioca.


In the Under-20s, Filipe Luís can meet Matheus Gonçalves again, a midfielder who played with Flamengo's professionals in 2023, but who does not enjoy prestige with coach Tite. Therefore, he has already returned to the under-20s to play specific games, including in the defeat against Fluminense, 1-0, in the last round at the Luso-Brasileiro stadium. In Mengão's last victory in the competition, Gonçalves scored two goals in the 3-1 victory against Atlético-GO, in Gávea, in the ninth round of the Brazilian Under-20 Championship.


“From this group, many will probably be players, but many are not. So, I never lied. It's telling the truth, telling them what the path is for them to become football players. And I make this very clear, I do not negotiate my values, nor the values ​​of the club”, warned the coach, who may soon ask for athletes from under-17 to be promoted to under-20.

One of the awards that Filipe Luís received when taking over the U20, which lost Mário Jorge to the Arab world, is the Club World Cup. Flamengo will face Olympiacos, from Greece, on August 24th, at Maracanã. The ball will roll at 10am (Brasília time). It will be the chance to win a title that the category does not yet have among its many achievements.




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"VITÓRIA CANNOT MASK A BAD PERFORMANCE", SAYS FLAMENGO IDOL ABOUT THE MATCH AGAINST VITÓRIA

Rubro-Negro beat Vitória and took second place in the Brasileirão

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Flamengo beat Vitória 2-1 last Wednesday (24), at Barradão, and took second place in the Brasileirão. Despite the result, the performance of the Rio team was criticized by former player Júnior. Commentator of the game on Globo, the club's idol pointed out a defensive problem in Tite's team.

- This victory cannot mask what we saw today. A team that wants to fight for the title has to behave differently. Flamengo has a problem with recovery when they lose the ball in front or on a counterattack. That's exactly what happened in Vitória's goal - commented Júnior.


Flamengo opened the scoring with a great goal from Arrascaeta in the final stretch of the first half. In the second stage, Everaldo left everything the same, and striker Carlinhos gave the Rio team the victory in the last minutes of the game. With the result, Tite's team reached 37 points, three less than the leader Botafogo.


It is worth remembering that Flamengo has one game less, as they have not yet played in the 17th round of the Brasileirão, against Internacional. 


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FLAMENGO GOALKEEPER ENTER THE SIGHTS OF ASIAN CLUB

Matheus Cunha is Agustín Rossi's immediate replacement

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The transfer market remains busy and, as a result, some Flamengo players appear as possible options for other clubs. One of these athletes is goalkeeper Matheus Cunha. At the moment, the red-and-black archer is in the sights of Persepolis FC, from Iran.

According to the portal 'Transfermarkt', Matheus Cunha has his name linked to the Iran team. However, it is worth highlighting that, so far, Persepolis FC only shows interest in the athlete and has not yet made any type of official proposal to Flamengo.


MATHEUS CUNHA AT FLAMENGO

At the moment, Matheus Cunha is the Agustín Rossi's 'shadow' in Flamengo's goal. In the Brazilian Championship and Libertadores games, coach Tite has used the Argentine as a starter. However, in clashes in the Copa do Brasil, the commander has given opportunities to the number 25.

In the national knockout stage, in fact, it was the last time that Matheus Cunha played for Flamengo. On that occasion, on May 22nd, the goalkeeper participated in the red-and-black victory in the return game over Amazonas, with a score of 1-0. In the first leg, which took place on May 1st, the archer was in the starting line-up. in Mengo's goal.


MATHEUS CUNHA IN FLAMENGO'S NEXT GAME

With Matheus Cunha available, Flamengo returns to the field this Sunday to face Atlético -Go, for the 20th round of the Brasileirão. The match takes place at 4pm (Brasília time), at Maracanã.


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WITH RENEWAL NEGOTIATIONS STUCK, LORRAN REINFORCES FLAMENGO U-20 THIS WEDNESDAY

The young midfielder will play alongside Shola in the team led by Filipe Luís

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After being removed from the list of related players for the clash against Vitória, in the professional Brasileirão, Lorran will reinforce the under-20 team in the classic against Botafogo in the category competition this Wednesday (24). 

According to information from the FlaZoeiro profile, the young man should enter the field alongside Shola this Wednesday afternoon (24), against Botafogo, at 3pm, in Gávea. Flamengo led by Filipe Luís, occupies seventh place, with 22 points in the under-20 Brasileirão and will try to remain among the top eight to qualify for the knockout stage.

NEGOTIATIONS THE RENEWAL REMAINS DIFFICULT

At the beginning of July, Lorran turned 18. In this way, Mais Querido was able to offer a longer contract for the young man. However, conversations between Rubro-Negro and the midfielder's representatives remain difficult. According to information from journalist Venê Casagrande, it is certain that the new agreement will not be signed this week. This is because Flamengo wants a commitment until 2029, increasing the termination fine, which is currently 50 million euros (R$ 296.5 million).

LOSS OF SPACE AFTER HIGHLIGHT IN THE COPA AMÉRICA

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Lorran was Arrascaeta's immediate replacement at Flamengoduring the Copa América period. The young midfielder was one of the highlights of Mais Querido, but later ended up losing his production and was even booed by the fans at Maracanã. Thus, the player has trained normally with the professional squad but has been left out of the related lists.


Lorran has played 12 matches for Mais Querido in the Brasileirão so far, with one goal scored and one assist, being one of the youngest players to stand out in professional competition.



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