Newcastle star handed first Brazil call-up as reward for excellent season

Newcastle star handed first Brazil call-up as reward for excellent season

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 20:18 - 28.05.2023

Newcastle midfielder Joelinton has been handed his first call-up by Brazil after an outstanding season in the Premier League.

Joelinton has been rewarded for his fine form with a Brazil call-up, his first for his country.

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Newcastle midfielder Joelinton

Joelinton called up for Brazil

 The 26-year-old who played as an attacker before the arrival of Eddie Howe has blossomed in the No 8 role in midfield.

The last 18 months have seen a staggering turnaround in his career, going from an underperforming attacker to a dependable energetic attacking midfielder.

He made 32 league appearances as Newcastle finished in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

Brazil squad

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)

Defenders: Alex Telles (Sevilla), Ayrton Lucas (Flamengo), Danilo (Juventus), Vanderson (Monaco), Ibanez (Roma), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (PSG), Nino (Fluminese)

Midfielders: Andre (Fluminense), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United), Casemiro (Manchester United), Joelinton (Newcastle United)

Forwards: Lucas Paqueta (West Ham), Malcolm (Zenit), Peter (Flamengo), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Rony (Palmeiras), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid), Raphael Veiga (Palmeiras).