Everton forward Richarlison has earned his maiden call-up to the Brazil national team. Selecao boss Tite has selected the 21 year old for the upcoming friendlies on USA soil next month.
Richarlison has been counting his days after he was not selected in the Brazil squad for the 2018 World Cup. But his sparkling form for the Toffees has finally paid off as he is on his way to feature for the senior side for the first time.
The former Fluminense man has had a stellar start to the new season following his £40m move from Watford this summer. The youngster has already found the net three times this season and will be looking forward to continuing his good run.
However, his brilliant form got marred by a red card he received in Everton’s 2-2 draw against Bournemouth. Referee gave him the marching order after he appeared to have headbutted Adam Smith of Bournemouth.
Richarlison has 10 appearances for the Brazil U-20 side and he is going to replace Pedro, his former teammate at Fluminense. The World Cup quarterfinalist are scheduled to take on the USA on 7th September and El Salvador on September 11th to kickstart their post World Cup journey.