Golden opportunity for Endrick in the absence of Vinicius, he would command Brazil's attack and the records he can break

Endrick will likely play in Brazil's next game in Copa America.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Vinicius Jr. looks concerned while Endrick runs for the ball as the Brazilian flag is next to him. (Source: Centre Goals X)
Vinicius Jr. looks concerned while Endrick runs for the ball as the Brazilian flag is next to him. (Source: Centre Goals X)
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The Brazilian national team will play in the quarterfinals tomorrow against Uruguay, one of the favorites to win the Copa America this summer. Brazil did not convince their fans in their 1-1 draw against Colombia, and now the game against Uruguay gets even more difficult as one of their star players, Vinicius Jr, will not play in the game. Vinicius is suspended for the match against Uruguay after he received a yellow card in the game. The accumulation of yellow cards led to his suspension, but it could mean that Endrick will finally be given a golden opportunity to start for Brazil. Endrick already broke a record in Copa America so far as he became the second youngest ever player for Brazil to play in Copa America ahead of the great Pele. Endrick played in the first match of this summer's competition at 17 years old and 339 days old against Costa Rica. Endrick could become one of the youngest players to ever start for Brazil at Copa America and one of the youngest Brazilian players to score for Brazil at Copa America.

Endrick has not been given a chance to start under Dorival Junior in the Brazil team despite showing brilliant displays against some of the best national teams in the world. Endrick scored a goal against England and Spain in the FIFA International break in March. Endrick has not played a lot of minutes at the Copa America so far and has come from the bench.

Endrick played 19 minutes against Costa Rica in the first match for the Copa America from the bench, which ended 0-0. In the match against Paraguay, Brazil won 4-1, and Endrick was subbed on in the 79th minute. In the 1-1 draw against Colombia, Endrick arrived in the 86th minute of the match.

How could Brazil set up with Endrick?

Endrick is a natural striker, and he will likely start in the number 9 position. Rodrygo will likely play as the left winger to replace Vinicius Jr., and Raphinha will likely stick to the position of the right winger. Dorival Junior could also potentially start Savinho, who impressed as the right winger.

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