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Official: Three Real Madrid players included in Brazil’s World Cup squad

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Brazilian FA has officially announced their squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup that is set to kickstart later this month.

Unsurprisingly, there are three Real Madrid players that have featured on the list, including Rodrygo, who has been in excellent form. Alongside the youngster, fellow attacker Vinicius Junior and defensive lynchpin Eder Militao have also been selected.

Vinicius is expected to play the biggest role in Brazil among all the Real Madrid players. Over the past couple of years, the explosive winger has established himself as one of the best players in the world and qualities in the final third could go a long way in aiding the Brazilian attack.

Eder Militao, too, has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence and is now considered one of the defensive leaders at Real Madrid. However, unlike Vinicius, Militao faces stiff competition in the defensive setup.

Indeed, the former FC Porto starlet will have to deal with competition from Thiago Silva and Marquinho, who already have a good understanding thanks to their time spent together at PSG. Bremer, too, is in the mix following his sizzling performances in Serie A.

Rodrygo, to that end, is more of a trump card for coach Tite. Although the young forward may not start ahead of Vinicius and Neymar, he can certainly be an impact player from the bench, as he has shown time and again during his time at Real Madrid lately.

Although currently plying his trade at Manchester United, Casemiro, too, has been selected for the squad. The former Real Madrid superstar is set to play a vital role in linking the defence and the attack, as the Selecao look to bring back their glory years in the coming World Cup.

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Atletico Madrid ‘approach’ Real Madrid, Arsenal midfield target over summer move

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According to AS, Atletico Madrid have made the first approach for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, who has also been linked heavily with a move to Real Madrid and Arsenal.

The 20-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in Spanish football this season, having already netted nine goals in La Liga.

It has alerted a series of top-level clubs, with the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid all being linked with the youngster, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract with Celta.

Real Madrid are in the market for midfield reinforcements and have identified Jude Bellingham as their top target, but Veiga is also said to be on the agenda at the Santiago Bernabeu

However, recently, the Galician club’s president confirmed that there had been contact from clubs in England, but stated that Real Madrid had made no approach.

On top of that, a report from MARCA quoted a club source saying that they were not contemplating signing the 20-year-old.

Amidst this, it has now emerged that Atletico Madrid have made an approach towards signing Veiga from Celta Vigo in the summer transfer window.

The Rojiblancos are also in the market for new midfielders amid question marks over the futures of Saul Niguez and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

While Diego Simeone’s side have taken a first step, the report indicates that Veiga, in case of the absence of interest from Real Madrid, would prefer to join Arsenal.

So, the Colchoneros will need to put in efforts to convince the 20-year-old to choose them over a move to the Premier League club come summer if they are serious about adding the talented youngster to their roster for next season.

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