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forward Roberto Firmino believes he is prepared to fill Gabriel Jesus'
position for Brazil's World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay.
Gabriel has been ahead of Firmino in the pecking order for the
Selecao, but he broke his foot while playing for Manchester City in
their Premier League clash with Bournemouth last month and is still
The City striker's absence could see Firmino given a starting berth
by boss Tite, who has only used the Reds player as a substitute thus
"I think we have similar games, that's good. Gabriel unfortunately is
injured. But I was in the other call-ups," Firmino told reporters,
according to ESPN FC.
"I've been coming in well and have helped. I'm prepared. For me that
means everything, a great opportunity. If the coach picks me, I will
give my best."