Brazil star Richarlison confirms he WILL be fit for the World Cup

‘Thank God it was just a big scare!’: Tottenham and Brazil star Richarlison confirms on social media he WILL be fit for the Qatar World Cup… as the injury picked up against Everton is only set to only take two weeks to recover from

  • Richarlison imped off in Spurs’ 2-0 win over former side Everton on Saturday
  • He first feared he might miss the World Cup because of the calf injury
  •  But the Spurs man has now revealed that his recovery will take just two weeks

Tottenham’s Brazilian star Richarlison has revealed that his latest injury scare suffered against Everton won’t rule him out of the upcoming Qatar World Cup.

The attacker was hooked during Spurs’ 2-0 win over Richarlison’s former club on Saturday and was visibly emotional as he left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on crutches.

His hopes of featuring in next month’s World Cup were immediately cast into doubt as the 25-year-old waited to discovery the extent of his calf injury. 

Richarlison has revealed his calf injury suffered against Everton isn’t as bad as first feared

The Brazilian (right) has confirmed he will be fit for the upcoming Qatar World Cup

Richarlison posted on Twitter to say his injury will take just to two weeks to fully recover from

Richarlison will miss Wednesday’s trip to Manchester United but could be back to face Bournemouth in the Premier League on October 29.

Richarlison left Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in terms on Saturday

Tottenham’s £60million summer arrival revealed on Twitter that his injury was a ‘big scare’ but would rule him out of action for just two weeks, giving Brazil a big boost heading into the winter tournament.

Posting in Portuguese, Richarlison said: ‘Guys, thank God it was just a big scare! Two weeks and I’ll be back! Thank you for your messages and affection.’

Spurs boss Antonio Conte had backed his attacker to return before the international break as Tottenham look to put pressure on league leaders and rivals Arsenal.  

‘It’s an injury but not so serious,’ said Conte. ‘I can confirm that the player is at no risk of not playing at the World Cup.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte has confirmed the striker will recover in time for the World Cup

Richarlison has starred for Brazil since making his debut for the national team in 2018

‘He has a problem in his calf. I think he needs a bit of time to recover and then to be fit. I hope for him to play other games with us before the World Cup but, for sure, the injury is not so serious. 

‘The World Cup is the dream for every single player and for this reason I am happy for him. Also we’re talking about a player that when he goes to play he gives you everything.’

Richarlison has made 38 appearances for his nation since being handed his debut by current Brazil coach Tite in 2018. He has started the country’s last six matches and is expected to be a key figure in the Brazilian World Cup squad.

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