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MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 05: Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid lies injured during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Ajax at Bernabeu on March 05, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior will not play in this summer’s Copa America after being omitted from Tite’s Brazil squad for the football party.

Concise News reports that the 18-year-old has seen very little action for Real Madrid recently due to an ankle injury he picked up against Ajax in March.

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Vinicius was due to return against Athletic Club on April 21 but Zinedine Zidane didn’t want to take any risks with his injury.

He wasn’t involved in the following matches against Getafe and Rayo Vallecanoeither before finally getting some minutes on the pitch against Villarreal and Real Sociedad.

Vinicius was called up to the Brazil senior squad for the first time for their March internationals but had to pull out through injury. His wait to earn his first senior cap for his country will go on.

The full squad is as follows

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Man City), Cassio (Corinthians).

Defenders: Dani Alves (PSG), Fagner (Corinthians), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Filipe Luis (Atletico), Thiago Silva (PSG), Marquinhos (PSG), Miranda (Inter), Militao (Porto).

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Marid), Fernandinho (Man City), Arthur (Barcelona), Allan (Napoli), Coutinho (Barcelona), Paquetá (Milan), Everton (Gremio).

Forwards: Neymar (PSG), David Neres (Ajax),

Richarlison (Everton), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) y Gabriel Jesus (Man City).