Before the World Cup in Qatar, Brazil had a big stumble. Qatar’s star midfielder Lucas Paqueta may be out of the World Cup squad due to major injury concerns. The news is from the Daily Mail.
Due to injury, Paqueta did not play for West Ham in the Premier League match against Liverpool on Wednesday (October 19) night. Before this, the Brazilian left the field with a shoulder injury in the 1-1 draw against Southampton last Sunday.
When asked about Paqueta’s latest condition, West Ham coach David Moyes said, “He is suffering from injury problems. His current situation is very complicated. I am not sure how many days he will be out of action.
The English club brought Paqueta to the team at a cost of 51 million pounds last summer. He has played 10 matches for the team so far. Although he did not see any goals himself, he scored two goals with his teammates.
Paqueta has become an important team player in the eyes of Moyes. He said, “Recently he has become our important player. He was returning to his form and bringing dynamism to the team. We are disappointed to lose him.
Meanwhile, Paqueta is more important to Brazil coach Tite than Moyes. Since his debut in 2018, he has been in the starting eleven for Brazil in 19 out of 20 matches. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder was very much in Tite’s plans for the World Cup in Qatar. His inclusion in the team in the last two international friendlies is a big proof of that.
Another big blow for coach Tite was the injury to the team’s star forward Richarlison. The star of Tottenham Hotspur left the field with an injury against Everton in the English Premier League match on October 16. He left the stadium on crutches after pulling his leg muscles.
“It’s hard to say, it’s close to my dream,” Richarlison told ESPN when asked if he would be able to play in the World Cup. I have had similar injuries before. As a result, I was out of the field for two months.
Meanwhile, according to the rules set by FIFA, the 32 participating teams have to submit the initial team list by Friday (October 21). The injury of two stars has put coach Titek in jeopardy in the team formation plan.