Richarlison set to miss Brazil’s Copa America campaign amid fears the Everton star has contracted mumps
- Richarlison will not play for Brazil in Copa America quarter-final with Paraguay
- The Everton attacker may have contracted mumps and is undergoing tests
- Brazil will face the country that knocked them out on penalties in 2011 and 2015
Everton striker Richarlison was left out of Brazil’s quarter-final with Paraguay on Thursday amid concerns he has contracted mumps.
The 22-year old will be isolated from the rest of the squad for up to five days and is likely to miss the rest of the Copa America.
Brazil’s medical team are also planning to vaccinate the rest of the squad in a bid to contain the virus.
Richarlison will miss Brazil’s Copa America quarter-final against Paraguay over fears of mumps
Richarlison has made 12 appearances and scored five goals for his country since making his debut in September 2018.
The hosts qualified top of Group A after beating Bolivia, drawing with Venezuela and hammering Peru.
They will also be wary of Paraguay after being eliminated by them on penalties in 2011 and 2015.