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Ederson stunned after rival Alisson left out of Brazil's squad: "I don't know why..."

Rory O'Callaghan

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Ederson stunned after rival Alisson left out of Brazil's squad: "I don't know why..."

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson admits he is unsure why Liverpool's Alisson has been left out of the latest Brazil squad.

Ederson, 29, has largely had to act as back-up to Alisson, 30, for the Brazilian national side, with the Liverpool goalkeeper preferred by former manager Tite.

However, the City goalkeeper will get his chance to impress in the current international break.

That's after Alisson was left out of Brazil's squad by interim boss Ramon Menezes, who replaced Tite after he stepped down as manager following Brazil's shock defeat to Croatia in their World Cup quarter-final at Qatar 2022.


Menezes selected Mycael of Athletico Paranaense and Palmeiras goalkeeper Weverton in addition to Ederson for Saturday's friendly against Morocco, omitting Alisson completely.


Ederson stunned by Alisson omission

Alisson has continued to impress for Liverpool this season despite their struggles and Ederson admits he is unsure why his rival was omitted by Menezes.


"The first moment I saw the list I was surprised, but it's the coach's decision," he told Ge Globo.

"They are choices, I thought he would be on the list, but he was not, I do not know why, if it is a matter of opportunities for younger players.

"But we have to work, give our best, every day there is a good new player who can take that responsibility too."

Such has been the dominance of Alisson in recent years, that Ederson has managed only 19 caps for his national side - compared to 61 for the Liverpool goalkeeper.


But when asked if he now expects to become Brazil's regular No 1, Ederson said it was too soon be thinking about replacing Alisson on a permanent basis.

"I think it's too early for that [talk of becoming number one]. Of course it is always important to start a cycle, for me it is no different and I hope to start in the best way possible," he added.

"But we know it is a long cycle, many things can happen, you can live many phases during this period. You have to work as hard as possible, maintain consistency so you can be here as many times as possible."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Manchester City, Brazil, Ederson, Alisson, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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