Brazil boss Tite makes Raphinha call for Colombia clash after Leeds United star's Venezuela display

Leeds United winger Raphinha is on the Brazil bench for tonight's World Cup qualifier against Colombia in Barranquilla (kick-off 10pm).

Sunday, 10th October 2021, 9:35 pm

Raphinha was named on the bench for the World Cup qualifier in Venezuela in the early hours of Friday morning but was brought on during the interval with Brazil 1-0 down.

The Whites star produced a sensational debut, bagging two assists and starting the move that led to a penalty in a 3-1 win.

But boss Tite has opted to keep the Whites star amongst his substitutes for tonight's Colombia contest and has instead named the returning Neymar, Gabi and Gabriel Jesus as his front three.

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Neymar was suspended for Friday's game in Venezuela.

Flamengo forward Éverton Ribeiro and Ajax winger Antony are amongst the substitutes but fellow attacking options Bobby Firmino and Richarlison remain out injured.

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