Richarlison and Vinicius Jr were photographed fighting during Brazil training and had to be separated by Neymar and Dani Alves.
Richarlison of Everton was furious as he grabbed the Champions League winner by the shirt before being grabbed around the neck by Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain in an attempt to break up the brawl.
Richarlison is frequently in the news in England for his teasing of rival Liverpool fans, and he would almost certainly be grateful to his countryman for defeating the Reds in the Champions League final.
Vinicius scored the game-winning goal for Real Madrid against Liverpool, and Richarlison was one of the first to welcome him back to his national team after a short break before joining the Brazil squad for a series of friendlies, despite the fact that the country had already qualified for the 2022 World Cup.
The 21-year-old played 19 minutes in a 5-1 triumph against South Korea, in which Richarlison scored the first goal, and rumors suggest he will replace the striker in their next match against Japan.
It’s unclear whether this was the origin of the brawl, but thankfully their teammates intervened before things got out of hand.
Vinicius has also been winding up Madrid colleague Karim Benzema, with the duo developing a world-class relationship for the LaLiga-winning side.
The former Flamengo player claimed that his French counterpart hopes to face Brazil in the final in Qatar, but he doubts his chances.
“Benzema is hoping to catch us in the final,” he explained. “However, I doubt it will go his way.
“We occasionally joke [about the World Cup], ‘I hope we don’t get caught beforehand, to face each other in the final.'” And may the best triumph.”
The Brazilian also commented on his Champions League-winning goal, stating he still has a lot to do in the game.
“It’s undoubtedly the biggest and best moment so far,” he remarked.
“As I already stated, I don’t want to stop here; I want to keep making history and evolving to do big things in football.”
“Being in the national team and scoring in the Champions League final at the age of 21 is a tremendous [thing to top], it gives me [something] to dream about.”
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 1, 2022