Brazil manager Tite to attend Roma-Napoli, monitor Roger Ibanez

Andy Mattioli

Tonight will be a crucial match not only for Roma – who want to further improve their league record and climb the Serie A standings – but also for Roger Ibanez as the young defender hopes to be called up for the upcoming World Cup competition with Brazil.

As reported by today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Brazil manager Tite will be present at the Stadio Olimpico tonight. Earlier reports suggested that he may choose to send scouts from the national team, but ultimately the 61-year-old technician decided to attend the game in person.

Tonight’s match will help Tite decide whether to finalise his list of names for the World Cup in Qatar and include Roma’s 23-year-old centreback.

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