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Bruno Guimaraes has to settle for place on bench as Brazil set to kick off in Seoul

4 weeks ago
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No rest for Bruno Guimaraes, after impressing for Lyon in the opening half of the 2021/22 season, the midfielder absolutely outstanding for Newcastle United these past four months after making the move to St James Park.

However, only 11 days after the Premier League season concluded, Bruno Guimaraes is with Brazil today in Seoul.

Playing away against South Korea in a friendly, the Newcastle United star named on the bench, though his big mate Lucas Paqueta does start.

The following Brazil starting eleven named to face South Korea, with a noon (UK time) kick-off – Weverton, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, Fred, Casemiro, Neymar, Raphina, Lucas Paqueta, Richarlison

A very important squad get together with the World Cup finals only five months away, after today Brazil then move on to play Japan in Tokyo on Monday (6 June), before then a massive prestige friendly hosted at the Melbourne cricket ground between Brazil and Argentina.

Newcastle United upcoming dates:

Thursday 2 June 2022 – South Korea v Brazil (Bruno Guimaraes in squad for this friendly)

Thursday 2 June 2022 – Japan v Paraguay (Miguel Almiron in the squad for this friendly)

Saturday 4 June 2022 – Hungary v England (Kieran Trippier in squad for this Nations League game)

Monday 6 June 2022 – Japan v Brazil (Bruno Guimaraes in squad for this friendly)

Tuesday 7 June 2022 – Germany v England (Kieran Trippier in squad for this Nations League game)

Friday 10 June 2022 – Premier League summer transfer window opens

Friday 10 June 2022 – South Korea v Paraguay (Miguel Almiron in the squad for this friendly)

Saturday 11 June 2022 – England v Italy (Kieran Trippier in squad for this Nations League game)

Saturday 11 June 2022 – Argentina v Brazil (Bruno Guimaraes in squad for this friendly to be played at Melbourne cricket ground in Australia)

Tuesday 14 June 2022 – England v Hungary (Kieran Trippier in squad for this Nations League game)

Tuesday 14 June 2022 – Costa Rica v New Zealand (To be played in Qatar, the winners of this one game play-off will qualify for November / December World Cup finals – Chris Wood expected to play)

Thursday 16 June 2022 – The 2022/23 Premier League fixtures released.

Friday 1 July 2022 – First team squad return for start of Newcastle United pre-season preparations (as reported by Chronicle)

Friday 29 July 2022 – Home friendly at St James Park – Newcastle v Atalanta with 7.45pm kick-off.

Saturday 30 July 2022 – Home friendly at St James Park – Newcastle v Athletic Bilbao with kick-off time to be confirmed.

Saturday 6 August 2022 – This weekend, Premier League kick off the season with 16 rounds of fixtures to be crammed in before the World Cup finals.

(Week commencing) Monday 22 August – League Cup second round matches will be played.

Thursday 1 September 2022 – The Premier League summer transfer window closes at 11pm.

Wednesday 2 November 2022 – UEFA plan to have all six group games in Champions League and Europa League completed before this date.

(Week commencing) Monday 7 November – League Cup third round matches will be played.

Saturday / Sunday 12/13 November 2022 – Sixteenth and final round of Premier League fixtures before the World Cup finals begin.

Monday 14 November 2022 – Players able to join up with national squads only a week ahead of the finals starting.

Monday 21 November 2022 – Qatar World Cup finals kick-off.

Sunday 18 December 2022 – World Cup final.

(Week commencing) Monday 19 December – League Cup fourth round matches will be played.

Monday 26 December 2022 – Full round of Premier League fixtures, the first of 22 more rounds of games to be fitted in by end of May.

Saturday 7 January 2023 – This weekend sees FA Cup third round matches played

Sunday 28 May 2023 – Final round of Premier League 2022/23 fixtures.

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