Vinicius in line for Copa America call up

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior could be in line for his senior Brazil debut in this summer's Copa America, according to national team manager Tite.

The 18 year-old has impressed for Los Blancos in his debut season in La Liga, but he is yet to play for the Brazil senior side, having played for three different under age groups with La Selecao.

However Tite has confirmed that the former Flamengo player is on his radar as he prepare Brazil to host this summer's competition.

"Players that ask questions of the opposition and unbalance them are very important for us.

"Vinicius has these characteristics that cause problems for defenders."

Vinicius is currently recovering from an injury sustained in the Champions League defeat to Ajax, and is no expected to be back in action until mid-April.

If he is selected by Tite for the tournament, which runs from June 14th to July 7th, he could find some opposition from Zinedine Zidane, who is likely to be in favour of Vinicius getting a rest period ahead of pre-season.

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