‘It’s a dirty trick!’: Real Madrid star Rodrygo fumes over being left OUT of Panini’s Brazil section of their World Cup album – despite his likely selection for Qatar next month
- Rodrygo is not happy after being left out by Panini’s Brazil World Cup album
- He has backed himself to be selected for the five-time world champions
- Rodrygo continued his fine form for Real Madrid after scoring against Shaktar
- Argentina’s Paulo Dybala is another notable absentee from the sticker album
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Real Madrid forward Rodrygo has jokingly slammed Panini following his exclusion from Brazil’s World Cup sticker album.
Panini are renowned for producing sticker albums which include every player taking part in the tournament.
Rodrygo has backed himself to be selected for the five-time world champions and he has expressed his disappointment at being left out of the book.
Real Madrid’s Rodrygo has jokingly slammed Panini after his exclusion from the sticker album
Panini are renowned for producing sticker albums which includes every player in World Cup
Speaking to TNT Sport, he said: ‘If a player is at Real Madrid and he is doing things well, he has more chances (of going to the World Cup).
‘But I have to work because the competition is very high and I know that if I make a mistake the chance of staying is very great.
‘Of course (I was frustrated about not being in the album), I had to be. Po, put the lightning in the album, right? It’s a dirty trick!’
The 21-year-old is expected to be in the Brazil squad next month following his fine form
Rodygo has been in fine form at the heart of Real’s attack this season, with four goals and three assists across all competitions.
The 21-year-old got on the scoresheet alongside fellow Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr as Carlo Ancelotti’s side beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
He was selected for Brazil last month and is expected to travel to the highly-anticipated tournament in Qatar next month.
Roma and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala is also among those left out in the Panini album
Rodygo first received an international call-up in December 2019 and he has five caps to his name, with two of those coming in 2022.
He scored his first goal for Brazil in a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Paraguay earlier this year.
Roma and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala is also among a number of big-name stars who were left out by Panini.