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Richarlison: Everton might ruin my Olympics dream with Brazil

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Everton forward Richarlison reveals he is concerned Everton might not let him feature in the Olympic Games with Brazil.

Everton forward Richarlison has revealed that he fears the club may stop him from partaking in the Olympic Games with Brazil later this year.

The attacker has proven himself a formidable part of the Selecao squad since his debut shortly after Russia 2018.

After his recent performances, Richarlison is widely expected to earn selection for the defense of their CONMEBOL crown later this year.

However, the 23-year-old believes he might be forced to choose between the Argentina-Colombia tournament and selection in Japan for the Olympic side. The reason is that Everton might be unwilling to sanction his appearance at both.

“This year there’s the Copa America and there’s also the Olympics,” Richarlison said to ESPN. “It seems that the club doesn’t want to let me go [to both].”

“[They] just wants to release me to one, I think it’s for the Copa America, I don’t know. I was called up, I told them that I want to go to the Copa America and the Olympics, if I’m called.”

“Like it or not, I don’t know if I’ll have another opportunity for the Olympics because I’m in the age [bracket]. I want to play, I want to go.”

“Because I’ve never played an Olympics and we’ll be defending our title. So, I want to go, yes. It will be talked about here inside the club to know what decision will be made.”

Richarlison continues to impress for Everton this season and took his tally to double digits with his most recent goal against Liverpool at Anfield.