Vagner Mancini already knows that he will have at least four absences at Corinthians to face América-MG on Wednesday night, at 9:30 pm, at Neo Química Arena, for the first meeting of the round of 16 of the Copa do Brasil.
Three players have played for other teams and cannot defend Timão in the national tournament. They are: left-back Fábio Santos, midfielder Romulo Otero and striker Gustavo Mosquito.
Besides the trio, the young Gustavo Mantuan is also not available to the coach in Itaquera. The midfielder was called up for a friendly with the Brazilian Under-20 National Team and should return to CT Joaquim Grava only on Saturday, hours before his commitment to Internacional, for the Brasileirão.
It should be remembered that striker Jô, with muscular contraction in his right calf, has no confirmed presence in the Brazilian debut in the Copa do Brasil and may be another casualty. On the other hand, Lucas Piton has recovered from pain in his right thigh and is able to act.
Corinthians tries to link its second consecutive victory with Vagner Mancini. So far, the coach has two triumphs and a defeat in three games ahead of the alvinegra team.
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