Alisson will sit out Brazil’s first game against Saudi Arabia during this international break, but will be back between the sticks for the clash with Argentina.
This is according to Ederson, who will play today at 7pm, potentially alongside Roberto Firmino and Fabinho, who have also been called up to El Selecao.
‘(On Monday), just after training, he (Tite) talked to me and Alisson,’ the Manchester City stopper said.
‘He said I’m going to play the first game and Alisson the second. I was very happy and I feel prepared.’
We guess this makes sense; bringing back the superior keeper for the bigger game!
Ederson is a good player, especially with the ball at his feet, but we definitely wouldn’t swap him for Alisson.
Our no.1 is a better shot-stopper and also superior at claiming crosses.
He’s been named on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or, with Jan Oblak and Hugo Lloris.
David de Gea doesn’t appear and neither does Barca stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, showing just how highly Alisson is rated in elite circles.