Raphinha Tasks Brazilians to Unite Behind National Team Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Raphinha Tasks Brazilians to Unite Behind National Team Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

  • Barcelona winger Raphinha has urged his nation to support the Selecao in Qatar after months of political unrest at home
  • Brazil's recent elections have caused divisiveness in the nation as Lula da Silva has retaken the presidency in place of Jair Bolsonaro
  • Raphinha has been named in Brazil’s squad for the World Cup as the Selecao hopes to end their 20-year title drought in Qatar

Barcelona winger, Raphinha wants a united country cheering Brazil to glory, when the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar in just a few days.

Brazil's recent elections have caused divisiveness in the nation, as left-wing candidate Lula da Silva has retaken the presidency in place of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

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Brazil winger Raphinha has called on his homeland to unite behind the country at the World Cup. Photo by Lionel Hahn.
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According to Football Espana, Raphinha is banking on every Brazilian’s support as Tite’s team try to end the country’s 20-year wait to win the World Cup in the Middle East.

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“I see a country divided after the elections that took place, but I ask the people to come together once more, as a united country, to send us positive forces during the World Cup. We count on everyone’s support so that together, we can go far in Qatar.”

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Brazil will begin their World Cup campaign against Serbia on November 24, before further meetings with Switzerland and Cameroon for a place in the knockout stage in Qatar.

Guimaraes limps during Brazil training

Meanwhile, Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes had to be removed from training, ahead of the World Cup, after going down from a challenge from Fabinho, Sport Bible reports.

When Fabinho challenged another midfielder, the Newcastle United star immediately fell and needed assistance leaving the field.

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It's yet to be seen if Guimaraes will have to miss any games at the World Cup, with the Selecao not even making their debuts in the competition for over a week.

Raphinha chips over Tunisian goalkeeper

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Raphinha continuing his impressive trajectory, with a brace in Brazil's 4-1 victory against Tunisia on Tuesday evening.

The 25-year-old stole the headlines, by scoring the first goal of the match after just 11th minutes in unreal fashion.

Former Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro floated a ball into the box for Raphinha, who took a couple of steps back before scoring a header beyond the dive of Tunisia goalie Aymen Dahmen.

Source: Sports Brief News