Manchester United’s Anderson out of Brazil squad
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced that Flamengo’s Kleberson will replace Manchester United’s Anderson for the World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay in Montevideo on June 6th and Paraguay in Recife four days later.
Anderson injured himself in the EPL’s sides defeat against Barcelona on Wednesday and is set to undergo surgery.
His replacement, Kleberson, is a former Manchester United player who had an unhappy time in England before moving to Turkey’s Besiktas. The defensive midfielder has already played for Brazil and was a World Cup winner in Japan/Korea in 2002.
The call-up has surprised many in Brazil but it came as an even bigger shock to the 29-year-old. “When I heard the news I couldn’t control myself and started to jump around the house. I’m euphoric and very happy. I’d say it was one of the happiest days of my life” said the midfielder.
São Paulo centreback, Miranda, has been called up to replace Chelsea’s Alex who withdrew from the squad on Wednesday. Miranda was linked with a move to Tottenham earlier this year.
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