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Malcom joins Philippe Coutinho and Arthur in Brazil squad

Tite has called up three Barcelona stars

Soccer: International Champions Cup-FC Barcelona at AS Roma Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Philippe Coutinho, Arthur and Malcom have all been named in Brazil’s squad for October friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina.

It’s a first call-up for Malcom and comes as a bit of a surprise, as he’s only managed six minutes for Barcelona so far this season.

He also picked up an ankle problem in training during the last international break which has set him back slightly.

Tite explained his decision to call up the 21-year-old for the two games.

“Malcom went to Barcelona after a great year with Bordeaux. Opportunities arise for players who are playing well. The matches he played in the pre-season were good, with goals.”

Tite | Channel News Asia

Brazil play in Saudi Arabia on October 12 in Riyadh and then face Argentina at the King Abdullah Sports City near Jeddah on October 16.

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