Without a response from the CBF, Flamengo will take precautions and file a request for postponement in the STJD | Flamengo

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With no response from CBF on the request to postpone the game against Palmeiras, scheduled for next Sunday, Flamengo decided to take precautions and will enter the STJD with a request to reschedule the date. After the trip to Ecuador, the club had 16 players who tested positive for Covid.

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Another three athletes are doubtful due to physical problems: goalkeeper Diego Alves is recovering from a shoulder injury; strikers Gabigol and Pedro Rocha have a thigh injury and are undergoing treatment. Of these, Diego Alves and Gabigol already had Covid-19.

Because of these problems, Flamengo has only ten athletes available from the professional group to face Palmeiras. Eight players from the U-20 team were called in to reinforce the squad.

The Flamengo squad at the moment (with reinforcements from the base):

Goalkeepers: Diego Alves (injured), César, Hugo Souza and João Fernando;

Side: João Lucas, Ramon and Ítalo;

Defenders: Noga, Natan, Otávio and Milani;

Flyers: Thiago Maia, Gerson and Richard Rios;

Socks: Arrascaeta, Pepê and Yuri de Oliveira;

Attackers: Gabigol and Pedro Rocha (injured), Lincoln, Pedro, Guilherme Bala and Rodrigo Muniz.

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