– Vinicius Junior was unfortunate not to have been used in Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Uruguay
– The 20-year-old traveled for a journey estimated to be about 20,700km to wear the Yellow and Blue jersey of the Selecao
– The Real Madrid youngster has scored goals in ten appearances in all competitions this season under Zinedine Zidane
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Vinicius Junior was hoping he could nail-down his second international senior cap for Brazil when he honoured Tite’s invitation for their World Cup qualifiers.
The Real Madrid star covered over 20,700 kilometers to see if he would feature either against Venezuela and Uruguay.
Only for him not to be used for both fixtures by coach Tite despite traveling from Madrid to Rio, Rio to Sao Paulo and back, Rio to Montevideo and Montevideo to Madrid.
Vinicius Junior travels 20000km to play for Brazil but was an unused sub.
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Vinicius will be left frustrated after not being able to make the Selecao’s starting XI for the qualifying campaign.
However the 20-year-old will be fresh to start for Zinedine Zidane’s side when they take on Villarreal in La Liga.
The youngster is expected to start the game as Eden Hazard is yet to recover fully after testing positive for coronavirus in the past week.
Vinicius’ only match for the national team was during Brazil’s 1-0 loss to Peru in 2019 when he came on as a 72nd-minute substitute.
And he will be hoping to continue his fine form for the Spanish champions who have started the 2020-21 season on an inconsistent notento earn another call-up from Tite.
The former Flamengo star has scored three goals in all competitions this season for Los Blancos and netted the biggest goal in his career against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu last season.
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Meanwhile, . had earlier reported that Karim Benzema was seen in a footage urging his Real Madrid team-mates not to pass to Vinicius Junior during their epic 2-2 Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach.
The forward was seen accusing Junior of ‘playing against us’ during the half time of the encounter urging them not to pass to him.
The Spanish giants laboured through their tie on Tuesday night, October 27, at Borussia-Park to secure their first point of the Champions League.
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