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DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS? FORMER FLAMENGO IS THE FIRST NON-BORN IN BRAZIL TO SCORE A GOAL FOR THE BRAZILIAN SELECTION

Other "foreigners" have already worn hopscotch, but never hit the net

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On the day that the CBF completed 110 years of its foundation, for the first time in history a player born outside Brazil scored a goal for the Seleção. Born in Duffel, Belgium, Andreas Pereira was responsible for the feat, paving the way for the 3-2 victory over Mexico, in a friendly, last Saturday.

Son of Brazilian parents, Andreas was raised in Europe, where his father, also a football player, played for most of his career. As a youth, he played for Belgium's youth teams, playing 27 games and scoring 13 goals between the under-15 and under-17 categories.

The midfielder, however, guarantees that the dream is always there. went to wear hopscotch. The possibility that seemed remote became real when he was 17 years old and received a visit from Alexandre Gallo, then coordinator of Brazil's youth divisions. Without hesitation, he accepted the invitation to leave Belgium for Brazil.

The opportunity for the main team would only come in 2018, with Tite, who called him up for friendlies. Andreas played 23 minutes of the match against El Salvador and had to wait almost six years before he got his chance again in March 2024, this time with Dorival Júnior.




"Of course it is very difficult to be away from the national team for so long, but I always believed and the people around me told me that I had to work hard to one day return. I always kept this dream alive and, thank God, after a long time of working very hard I am now reaping the rewards", celebrated the Fulham midfielder.

His first goal for the senior team came in the fourth match, his first as a starter. In addition to finding the net, Andreas performed well.


"It was an incredible, inexplicable feeling, I'm very happy, it still hasn't sunk in that I scored the first goal. A lot of things were going through my head at the time. , everything I went through to be here. It's been a dream since I was a child to score a goal for the national team and today I'm living that moment," he said.

All along. After more than a century of existence, the five-time world champion team included a few athletes born in other countries, but none of them managed to find the net. They were:

Sidney Pullen (English) - three games;

Casemiro do Amaral (Portuguese) - six games;

Francisco Police (Italian) - one game;

There are also disagreements about where Adolpho Milman, known as Russo, who played a hopscotch game, was born. Records point to Pelotas, in Rio Grande do Sul, as his hometown, but for many years there was a legend that he was born in a territory of the Russian empire in what is now Afghanistan. Years later, the family discovered that, in fact, the former striker was born in Argentina.


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FLAMENGO WILL HAVE AN IMPORTANT RETURN FOR THE CLASSIC AGAINST FLUMINENSE - CHECK OUT

Flamengo faces a series of absences

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Flamengo took the lead in the Brazilian Championship after beating Bahia 2-1, in a match held on Thursday night (20), at Maracanã. The red-black team's goals were scored by Gerson and David Luiz, taking Tite's team to 21 points, one more than Botafogo, now second-place. Despite the triumph, the game brought some challenges for Flamengo.

Flamengo faces a series of absences, but will have an important return for the next match. Fabrício Bruno, who was suspended against Bahia, is available again and can reinforce the team in the classic against Fluminense. Coach Tite, who had been using four defenders as starters due to their absences, will now have to make strategic decisions with the return of Ayrton Lucas and Allan.




TITE'S TACTICAL DECISIONS

With the return of Fabrício Bruno and other players, Tite will need to define the starting defense duo for the match against Fluminense. Tactical flexibility and squad management will be crucial for the coach, especially considering the recent challenges faced by the team.



NEXT CHALLENGE: CLASSIC AGAINST FLUMINENSE

Flamengo returns to the field next Sunday (23/06), at 4pm, at Maracanã, to play the classic against Fluminense in the 11th round of the Brazilian Championship. Tite's team will seek to maintain their leadership in the tournament and overcome the challenges posed by recent absences and the need for tactical adjustments.


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HIGH IN THE MARKET, FLAMENGO GOALKEEPER ALREADY HAS A POSSIBLE FUTURE DEFINED

Rubro-Negro awaits an official proposal to release the athlete

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Hugo Souza appeared at Flamengo with revelation status, became a starter at 21 years old, but ended up losing space. The goalkeeper spent a season at Chaves (Portugal) and, at the end of the month, returns to Rubro-Negro, which does not rule out staying, even amid harassment from other clubs.

Bruno Spindel, executive director, revealed that Flamengo only received inquiries for the goalkeeper, who stood out in Europe even with the Portuguese club's relegation. Rubro-Negro is awaiting an official proposal to analyze the situation. Remaining in the cast is not ruled out.

There is a lot of research, a lot of research, but without a proposal. There are a lot of clubs calling interested. I don't know, about six clubs, but no proposal on paper yet - said Spindel before continuing:


INTEREST OF PAULISTAS

Corinthians is interested in signing the 25-year-old goalkeeper years and 1 meter and 99 centimeters tall. Alvinegro will see Carlos Miguel say goodbye as soon as the window opens.


However, Santos is the goalkeeper's likely destination, given that, as reported by GE, they are the favorite to sign him. According to the source, Flamengo is just waiting for the proposal to release the athlete. 







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DOES NOT GIVE UP! ANDREAS PEREIRA EXPRESSES AGAIN THE DESIRE TO PLAY FOR FLAMENGO AGAIN

The midfielder also revealed which players became his best friends at the club

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 Chosen by Dorival Júnior to represent Brazil in the Copa América, the former Flamengo Andreas Pereira once again spoke about his possible return to Mais Querido. In an interview with the "Lance" portal, the player was asked which club he would play for on his return to Brazil. Briefly, the athlete said: "Flamengo".

Soon afterwards, Andreas mentioned David Luiz and two other athletes who passed the Mais Querido, like great friendships that football gives you gave: “João Gomes, Rodrigo Muniz and David Luiz”. Remembering that the midfielder lived with the defender and the midfielder throughout his time at Flamengo.

DESIRE TO RETURN TO FLAMENGO

This was not the first time that Andreas Pereira spoke about the I want to return to Flamengo. The midfielder spoke with reporter João Castelo-Branco, from ESPN in 2023 and spoke about his desire to play again for Rubro-Negro.


“I have my short and long term goals. In the long term, I am preparing to go to the national team to compete in a World Cup or Copa América. But Flamengo is certainly part of my long term”, said the player.

CHECK OUT ANDREAS’ INTERVIEW WITH PORTAL LANCE:



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