Emerson Avila has named his Brazil Under 20 squad that will play in Argentina and challenge for the South American Youth Championship next month.
Among the names that could face potential stardom in years to come are two sons of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup winners in the form of Matheus, son of Bebeto and Rafinha, son of Mazinho.
Rafinha is a key inclusion for Avila’s side. After already representing Spain at Under 19 level, he is expected to take the nationality of his father and represent Brazil in the future. Naming him in the squad for this tournament is seen as a huge coup for the 22-man squad.
The competition officially kicks off on January 9th and Brazil have been placed in Group A alongside Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and Uruguay.
Full Squad (source: Samba Foot)
Goalkeepers: Matheus Caldeira (Corinthians), Luis Gustavo (Vitória)
Defenders: Samir (Flamengo), Antônio Carlos (Corinthians), Dória (Botafogo), Luan (Vasco), Douglas Santos (Nautico), Mansur (Vitoria), Wallace (Fluminense), Igor Julião (Fluminense)
Midfielders: Jadson (Botafogo), Misael (Grêmio), Lucas Cândido (Atlético-MG), Felipe Anderson (Santos), Rafael Alcântara (Barcelona), Mattheus (Flamengo), Fred (Internacional)
Forwards: Marcos Júnior (Fluminense), Bruno Mendes (Botafogo), Ademilson (São Paulo), Adryan (Flamengo), Leandro (Grêmio)