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SELECTION FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE COPA AMÉRICA HAS TWO PLAYERS FROM FLAMENGO AND NO BRAZILIAN

The Brazilian team is outstanding in the competition

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With the draw against Colombia, last Tuesday (2), the Brazilian team finished in second place in group D. Therefore, with the quarter-final clashes of the Copa América defined, Brazil will face Uruguay . The duel will take place next Saturday (6), at 10pm, at the Allegiant Stadium, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The website ‘GE’ decided to select the best players in the tournament in the group stage. With a predominance of Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay, two Flamengo athletes were chosen: Matías Viña and Nico De La Cruz.


“Another Uruguay defender who stood out in defense and attack. Viña scored a goal and provided an assist in three games“, wrote the website about the left-back.


“The Flamengo midfielder started the competition on the bench, but had an immediate impact on his debut and took over the position from Arrascaeta. He provided two assists and was one of the best players in the competition“, wrote GE about Nico.

The selection for the first phase of the Copa América, according to 'GE'

Goalkeeper: Romo (Venezuela)

Right-back: Muñoz (Colombia)

Defender: Cuti Romero (Argentina)

Defender: Araújo ( Uruguay)

Left-back: Viña (Uruguay)

Midfielder: Richard Ríos (Colombia)

Midfielder: De La Cruz (Uruguay)

Midfielder: James Rodríguez (Colombia)

Striker: Luis Díaz (Colombia)

Striker: Lautaro Martínez ( Argentina)

Striker: Fajardo (Panama)

Uruguayan Flamengo in the group stage

Marcelo Bielsa's team won the first three matches, in one of which he scored the biggest defeat of the tournament: he beat Bolivia 5-0, with a great performance from De La Cruz.

In the defensive sector, Matías Viña was a starter in every game, while Varela did not appear in any minute, remaining as an option for right-back Nahitán Nández.

In the creative sector, Arrascaeta started in the debut and De La Cruz came in his place in the second half . Then, in the defeat of Bolivia, in the following round, the order was reversed, Nico started and Arrasca replaced his teammate in the final minutes of the duel.

In the third match, against the tournament hosts, the United States United, the number 14 and Flamengo idol did not enter. De La Cruz again started as a starter but was replaced by Rodrigo Bentancur at the end of the second half.


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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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Uruguayan full-backs will be an option on the bench for Wesley and Ayrton Lucas

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With the return of Uruguayans Arrascaeta, De La Cruz, Viña and Varela after the Copa América, Flamengo players took advantage of the opportunity to try to gain space in the team during the nine games played in a month and a half. The competition for positions heats up again with the return of the quartet, and this Saturday, at 4pm, against Criciúmafor the 18th round of the Brazilian Championship, two of them should be starters.

This will be the first time that coach Tite will be able to field what he considers to be the best team in the squad since rout over Vasco. Absolute in the red and black midfield, De La Cruz and Arrascaeta should form the starting trio with Pulgar. Thus, Gerson, who stood out in this period, will return to the right side of the attack, where he also showed good performance. performance.



However, on the flanks the situation is different. On the left, Ayrton Lucas, who had good moments, such as the great goal against Atlético-MG in the victory. 4-2, he should maintain his starting position over Viña, at least in this first moment. On the right, Wesley, who grew in production while Varela was with the team, will be the starter. He received praise from the coaching staff and had his contract renewed until 2028. , with a salary increase and a billion-dollar termination fine. Recently, Bournemouth made an offer of R$71 million for the athlete, which was rejected by Flamengo.



In attack, Everton Cebolinha, recovered from a right hip injury suffered a month ago against Bahia, will also return to the team. Pedro will continue as the starter in attack, while Gabigol, free to play despite the dispute with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), will be selected for the match.


The match against Criciúma will be held at the Mané Garrincha stadium, in Brasília. Flamengo starts the round in third place in the championship, seeking to further consolidate itself at the top of the table.









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