Richarlison of Tottenham Hotspur and Fabinho of Liverpool are both aiming to start Brazil’s first World Cup game against Serbia on Thursday.
On their best days, both players are world-class.
Richarlison has already shown his quality in the Premier League and for Brazil, while Fabinho, while not being at his best this season, is one of the world’s greatest defensive midfielders.
Richarlison of Tottenham Hotspur was caught on camera smacking Liverpool’s Fabinho on the head in Qatar.
Brazil is one of the favourites to win the World Cup in Qatar this year, and they’re working hard in preparation for their first game this week.
That hasn’t prevented their players from having a good time behind the scenes.
The Liverpool player is seen talking with two of his colleagues at the table when Richarlison appears behind him and smacks him on the back of the head.
Fabinho turns around, surprised, and can be seen smiling and walking away from the incident.
SportEarly Opinion: Richarlison has always been a joker in the locker room, and he’s a great character to have on the team.
The Tottenham player has struggled with injuries this season, but he is now fully recovered. He has the potential to be a great star for Brazil in the next six weeks, and he creates a lethal assault with the likes of Neymar and Vinicius Jr.
It will be intriguing to see whether Fabinho gets the nod. Both Casemiro and Bruno Guimaraes have been outstanding for their clubs, and we anticipate them to start against Serbia on Thursday.
The Liverpool man, on the other hand, is a wonderful alternative to come off the bench to finish a game.