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U-17 World Cup Star Vinicius is not missed says Brazil coach

Margao: Brazil appeared to have been jolted by Flamengo’s decision not to release Vinicius Junior for the Fifa U-17 World Cup in India.

Flamengo’s late decision to hold on to their star player – bought by Real Madrid for a record 45 million euros – came after the club’s defeat in the Copa do Brasil. The Brazilian squad was already in India, and the absence of the star striker who finished as the highest goal scorer in the South American qualifiers surely upset plans.

Coach Carlos Amadeu, though, hasn’t altered his game plan and has already pocketed two victories, including one against European champions Spain in group D. The South Americans have showed great attacking flair with the attacking trio of Lincoln, Paulinho and Brenner in fine form.

“Vinicius is a great player, very good person and deserves whatever is coming his way. But we don’t miss anyone who is not here. My job is to give confidence to those who are with this team,” Amadeu told Reporters when asked if he was missing the cutting edge that Vinicius would have provided upfront.

“All my players have great individual potential but our strength lies in the group. I have great faith in this team and players who are willing to give everything,” said the Brazil coach.

Brazil will play their concluding league clash against Niger at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Friday.
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