After Neymar was a doubt in the selection of Brazil to face Bolivia, the controversy was rekindled by the non-participation of Vinicius in the selection of Brazil. Vinicius could calmly be Neymar's natural replacement but the Brazilian team coach Tite decided not to call him. Now he has problems to be able to replace Ney if he does not play.
Tite is a great coach and everyone is very happy with him in Brazil but the injury and doubts about whether Neymar plays against Bolivia or not led him to receive criticism for not having called up Vinicius. Neymar's position will be occupied by Flamengo striker Everton Ribero. It will be the first match of the 2022 Qatar qualifiers for the Brazilian team.
Casemiro, who is Vinicius's teammate in Real Madrid, said that the forward is not frustrated but that he wanted and hoped to be in this call-up of Brazil to face Bolivia. He also maintained that Vinicius told him that he will do everything possible and improve what Tite asks him to be able to be in the near future wearing the Brazilean shirt
Vinicius Jr has been having a great season at Real Madrid being one of the figures of Zidane's team. Zidane was surprised when Vinicius was not called up to the Brazilian team but in the long run it was better for his team. If he traveled to Brazil to play against Bolivia, Vinicius could have missed the classic against Barcelona.