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Manchester City signing Gabriel Jesus gets first call to Brazil senior squad

Congrats, kid!!!

Brazil v Colombia Quarter Final: Men's Football - Olympics: Day 8 Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images

Manchester City's new signing has been rewarded for his great showing at Rio 2016.

Gabriel Jesus has been called up to the Brazilian squad that will face Ecuador and Colombia in the South American Qualifiers next week. The 19-year-old will be part of the senior squad for the first time in his career.

Gabriel was a big part of Brazil's gold medal winning squad in the Olympics, scoring two goals in the final four matches and playing great football in the most important games. Jesus was always a big part of Rogério Micale's U-23 team that won the Olympics, and now he has earned the trust of senior coach Tite to play with the big boys.

Pep Guardiola will certainly pay attention to the games, and can begin to picture Jesus on his Man City team in January.

This is the full Brazil squad for the Ecuador and Colombia matches:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma-ITA), Marcelo Grohe (Grêmio-BRA), Weverton (Atlético Paranaense - BRA)

Defenders: Gil (Shandong Luneng-CHN), Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain-FRA), Miranda (Inter Milan-ITA), Rodrigo Caio (São Paulo-BRA), Daniel Alves (Juventus-ITA), Fagner (Corinthians-BRA), Filipe Luís (Atlético Madrid-ESP), Marcelo (Real Madrid-ESP)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid-ESP), Giuliano (Zenit-RUS), Lucas Lima (Santos), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande-CHN), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool-ENG), Rafael Carioca (Atlético Mineiro-BRA), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan-CHN), Willian (Chelsea-ENG)

Forwards: Gabigol (Santos-BRA), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City-ENG), Neymar (Barcelona-ESP), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk-UKR)

Another Manchester City player who could be on the list is Fernandinho, who was a regular under former Brazil coach Dunga, but is snubbed by Tite on this one.