18-man squad announced for visit to St James ParkThe 18-man squad which will be representing Fluminense U19 during their time in Europe – including their visit to St James Park on Monday 20th July – has been confirmed.
Fluminense’s future stars will first be facing a Southampton squad on the south coast before their visit to Devon, and will then head to the CEE Cup in Prague before finishing their European excursion with a defence of the Internationales U19-Fußballturnier title in Oberndorf, Germany.
The team that will visit the Park is as follows:
Head coach: Edevaldo de Freitas
2. Breno Caetano
3. Matheus Carrasco
10. João Vitor
14. Zé Ricardo
Coach Edevaldo de Freitas is himself a graduate of Flu’s youth system, and went on to feature for the Brazil national team in the 1982 World Cup.
Meanwhile goalkeeper Jennerson, who joined Flu as a futsal player at the age of six, has a flourishing reputation as a penalty stopper and kept out two spot-kicks when the Tricolor won the Rio Cup last year.
In the manner of countrymen Roberto Carlos and Marcelo, full-back Ayrton has a traction engine of a left peg and has pace to burn, while Fernando is the string-puller in the final third that can thread the needle and contribute with goals.
In attack, Felipe has become a pivot in attack for Flu – he acts as a reference point for the other attackers to work off, and has been known to produce some quality finishes.
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