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Newcastle post defiant message after Joelinton misses out on Brazil's World Cup squad

Nasir Jabbar

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Newcastle post defiant message after Joelinton misses out on Brazil's World Cup squad

Newcastle United have posted a defiant message after Joelinton missed out on a spot in Brazil's 2022 World Cup squad.

Joelnton has starred under Eddie Howe and produced heroics for Newcastle since converting into a midfield enforcer.

But his stellar performances in the Premier League haven't been enough to alert Tite, who failed to name him in his 26-man World Cup squad.

The Brazil boss has opted for the likes of Fabinho, Casemiro, Fred and Joelinton's club colleague Bruno Guimaraes, among others.

However, Newcastle are convinced the 26-year-old's time will come, tweeting exactly that following his World Cup snub.

The Magpies posted an image of their star man, accompanied with the rousing caption: "His time will come."

Howe acknowledged Joelinton's remarkable transformation as he reacted to his Brazil exclusion.

"There’s always an element of disappointment for anyone that misses out," he said.

"I think Joe has been incredible for me since I joined the football club. Every single day he’s very consistent in his work and has produced some brilliant performances. It wasn’t to be for him."

Guimaraes, though, will be on the plane to Qatar and Howe is delighted for the star midfielder.

He added: "For Bruno, a very proud moment for him and his family. Delighted for him on a personal level."

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The 24-year-old was overcome with emotion when he found out about his World Cup call-up.

Moments after the announcement was made on Monday, footage emerged of the player reacting to the news.

Surrounded by his friends and family as he held his newborn baby son, Matteo, Guimaraes waited in anticipation as the announcement was made on TV.

And shortly after Chelsea defender Thiago Silva was called out, Guimaraes' name rang around his living room and celebrations soon followed.

How will Brazil fare at the World Cup? Let us know what you think.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Newcastle United, Football, Brazil

Nasir Jabbar
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