Qatar 2022: Why is Gabriel Jesus not playing for Brazil vs. Croatia?

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Even though Brazil need to beat Croatia to advance to the semifinals, Gabriel Jesus isn’t even on the bench for Tité’s team. Here, we let you know what happened.

Not so long ago, rising star Gabriel Jesus became Brazil’s new hope. He established himself as the number of the team and Manchester City. 9, looks like another legendary striker who hailed from the South American nation.

Over the past few years, Jesus’ development has kind of stalled, to the point where he was demoted down the pecking order at City and eventually left for Arsenal. Yet he was on Tite’s side every time Brazil had to play.

That’s why some people were shocked to see that Gabriel Jesus was nowhere to be found in the starting XI or substitutes in tonight’s must-win quarter-final against Croatia. So here we let you know why that is.

Qatar 2022: Why Isn’t Gabriel Jesus Playing For Brazil?

Gabriel Jesus wasn’t starting for Brazil. Instead, Tité was featuring Vinicius Jr., Neymar, Richarlison, and Raphina as his fourth guys leading the offense. Still, the Arsenal star was a usual sub for the five-time World Cup champions.

However, the 25-year-old Sao Paulo native just suffered a major knee injury that could keep him on the sidelines for the remainder of the season. Unfortunately, that put an early end to the ultimate tournament for him.

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