It’s official – Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is going to the World Cup.
The Toon midfielder has been included in Tite’s 26-man Brazil squad, and they will be one of the favourites to win the entire tournament.
Newcastle’s number 39 has eight caps for his country, and now looks set to add to that tally in Qatar. Bruno felt absolutely nailed on to be included in the squad, and he has been selected alongside the likes of Neymar, Vinicius Junior and Marquinhos. Sadly, there is no place for Newcastle’s other Brazilian – Joelinton.
It’s an incredibly strong Brazil side, that also includes Bruno’s friend Lucas Paqueta. The West Ham star is also going to the World Cup, having impressed since his move to the Premier League. It’s just a shame he didn’t move to St James’ Park…
However, there will be a strong Newcastle contingent at the tournament in Qatar. Bruno is the first to be confirmed, and massively deserves his place on the plane.
Bruno Guimaraes deserves to go to the World Cup
The 24-year-old has been absolutely sensational this season. He has been one of the best players in the entire Premier League.
Bruno has played an important role in Newcastle’s incredible start to the campaign, helping the Magpies reach the dizzy heights of third. The £35million January signing has made 11 appearances, scoring three goals and providing two assists.
His form for Newcastle and previous performances for Brazil meant he was a certainty to be going to the World Cup, and now it is official. The big question for the Selecao boss now is whether or not Bruno is in his starting XI.
Given the way he has been playing, surely it is a no brainer to start him.
It will be Bruno’s first involvement in a major tournament with his country. However, he did win Olympic gold with the Under-23s side at the Tokyo games in 2021.
One interesting thing to note about Bruno’s Brazil career is that he has a 100% record. They have won every game he has played in.
That could be a good omen for Tite to include Bruno in his starting lineup. If he does that and Bruno continues his winning record, he will return to Tyneside as a World Cup winner next month.