Andreas Pereira called up to Brazil U23s Olympic squad

by Sam Peoples

Andreas Pereira has been called up for the Brazilian U23s Olympic squad for upcoming friendlies against South Africa and Nigeria in March.

Pereira, 20, is in the squad alongside such established midfielders as Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara and Lazio’s Felipe Anderson.

This will be massive news for Pereira because he’s always made it clear how honoured he is to play for Brazil and it’s the next step towards earning a coveted place in Brazil’s senior national team squad.

For United, it means we’ll be without Pereira for the end of March but it’s a good move for Andreas’ career so we’re happy for him.

Here is the Brazil U23s squad in full:

KEEPERS:

Ederson – Benfica (POR)
Matheus Vidotto – Corinthians

DEFENDERS:

Doria – Granada (ESP)
Rodrigo Ely – Milan (ITA)
Wallace – Monaco (FRA)
Rodrigo Caio – São Paulo
Fabinho – Monaco (FRA)
Zeca – Santos
Wendell – Bayern Leverkusen (GER)
Douglas Santos – Atlético Mineiro

MIDFIELDERS

Rodrigo Dourado – Internacional
Thiago Maia – Santos
Matheus Salles – Palmeiras
Rafinha Alcântara – Barcelona (ESP) *
Andreas Pereira – Manchester United (ENG)
Felipe Anderson – Lazio (ITA)

FORWARDS:

Gabriel Jesus – Palmeiras
Alisson – Cruzeiro
Malcom – Bordeaux (FRA)
Gabriel – Santos
Luciano – Corinthians
Luan – Grêmio

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