Casemiro, the Manchester United midfielder, suffered an injury during Brazil’s recent 1-1 draw with Venezuela, as confirmed by national team manager Fernando Diniz. The World Cup qualifying match occurred in the early hours of Friday morning at Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, and Casemiro, popularly known as no.18, was substituted after 79 minutes of play.
Brazil initially took a 50th-minute lead through Gabriel Magalhaes and appeared poised for a narrow victory until Eduard Bello equalized with a stunning overhead kick in the 85th minute.
Diniz, in his post-match statement, provided additional information regarding Casemiro’s departure. He stated to Globo Esporte, “During a stoppage in play, I opted to make the three substitutions. We had a lot of control when the replacements entered. Casemiro requested to be substituted due to an ankle injury.”
The extent of the injury remains uncertain, and it is yet to be determined whether the 31-year-old Manchester United player will be available for Brazil’s upcoming match against Uruguay, which features Facundo Pellistri.
United fans are undoubtedly monitoring the situation closely, particularly in anticipation of his fitness for our return to action. The team is set to face Sheffield United in the Premier League next Saturday night.