The Brazilian national team manager Mano Menezes has said that the former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri will be making his first start for the national team in the match against Argentina on Wednesday.
Brazil will be taking on Argentina on Wednesday as part of the Superclassic of the Americas competition, and this match will be the deciding encounter. The 29-year-old Diego Cavalieri has been in superb form over the last two seasons, which have led to this Brazilian call-up according to the manager. Diego Cavalieri has been instrumental in helping the Brazilian team Fluminense secure the Brazilian championship title this season.
This is the second title that the club has won in the last three seasons, and the form of the 29-year-old has not gone unnoticed. He has been by far the best goalkeeper in the Brazilian Championship due to his experiences of playing in Europe with Liverpool. His inclusion into the starting lineup means that the Botafogo goalkeeper Jefferson will have to be happy with a place on the bench. He was the captain of the national team in the recent 2-1 win over Argentina earlier in September. The goalkeeper has now said that this match could be the biggest of his career so far.
“It’s going to be Diego Cavalieri,” said the Brazilian manager Menezes ahead of the match.
“I believe that everything happens at the right time. You have to work hard and keep focused for opportunities to arise. I am aware of the responsibility I have been given and I’m ready to take on the challenge,” said the 29-year-old former Liverpool goalkeeper about the possibility of representing the Brazilian national team. This match will be extremely important for Brazil, as Argentina are one of the few strong teams they will be facing leading up to the World Cup.