NEWS
Tuesday June 11 2019
FC Barcelona star Arthur Melo fit for Copa America

FC Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo will be fit for the 2019 Copa America despite an injury scare.

The former Germio man was substituted during Brazil's 7-0 warm up friendly win over Honduras on June 9, however the player and the Brazilian FA have confirmed there is no major damage to his ankle.

The 22-year old also took to Twitter to produce a short video ensuring La Selecao fans that he would be fit for the tournament start, and Brazil's first group game against Bolivia on June 15.

Arthur is expected to play a key role for Tite's side, after stating in an interview that he enjoys the greater freedom he gets from playing with the national team, compared to his club.

Brazil, who are hosting the Copa America for the first time since 1989, are favourites to go on and win it, and break a 12-year barren run in the competition.

Football Italia website