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Brazil Federation confirm Gabriel Jesus squad number for World Cup Qualifiers

The new City signing will makes his senior debut with a historic number on his back

Brazil Training Session And Press Conference Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images

Manchester City new signing Gabriel Jesus has been called up to represent the senior Brazilian national team for the first time in his young career, and his debut for the Seleção certainly brings a lot of pressure just because of his number.

Jesus is one of the most promising strikers in Brazil's recent history, and new Brazil manager Tite appears to trust Gabriel's talents by giving him the number 9 shirt. A quick search shows that number has been worn by none other than Ronaldo, one of the greatest strikers in history.

Gabriel is expected to start in his national team senior debut this Thursday as Brazil visit Ecuador in a key match in the South American Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. Currently sitting in sixth place, Brazil need a quick recovery to come back to the top four teams that have a guaranteed spot in Russia, and Jesus may be tasked with scoring a goal or two against Ecuador, which is a historically tough opponent for Brazil.

If he's confident enough to wear Ronaldo's number, he can certainly bag a few goals under pressure.

Go get'em, Jesus!