Rio de Janeiro, Central midfielder Edenilson has been called up to Brazil’s squad for their FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier against Argentina, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.

The 31-year-old replaces Real Madrid’s Casemiro who is suspended for the clash due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
Edenilson, who plays for Internacional in Brazil’s Serie A, has been capped twice for Brazil, having made his international debut against Peru in September.
Brazil will travel to Argentina on Monday and will meet the Albiceleste in the central-western city of San Juan the following day.

Tite’s men became the first South American team to qualify for football’s showpiece tournament in Qatar following their 1-0 win over Colombia in Sao Paulo on Thursday.
The five-time World Cup champions lead the 10-team South American zone standings with 34 points from 12 matches. 

(EW Correspondent)