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Ederson to miss Brazil fixtures after injury sustained in training
Manchester City shot-stopper, Ederson is set to miss Brazil’s upcoming international friendlies with an injury to his left thigh ruling him out, according to geglobo.
The Osasco native will miss games against South Korea and Japan, having looked set to start at least the first of the two games, with Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson having only arrived two days prior to the game against South Korea on Thursday, June 2nd.
Ederson was reportedly seen leaving the field towards the end of training on Tuesday, with Brazilian team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar seen accompanying him before he underwent an imaging exam.
This injury comes after several other City stars have been ruled out or withdrawn for upcoming international fixtures, with Riyad Mahrez, Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte also being unable to play with their nations, while USMNT first-choice goalkeeper Zack Steffen withdrew due to ‘family reasons’.
After a long season with many games played and the high-pressure title race only ending after a historic final matchday against Aston Villa, many would dismiss the importance of these international friendlies for Brazil.
However, with the 2022 Qatar World Cup set to kick off on the 21st of November, City’s number 31 would likely have wanted to establish a position in the starting 11, with Brazil coach Tite being dealt a managerial headache with Ederson and Alisson competing for first choice ahead of the tournament.
Ederson is likely to be replaced by Palmeiras goalkeeper Weverton in the starting lineup against South Korea.
Written by: @Zersailles
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