Gabriel will remain in England and won’t join up with the national team in their World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia, as a result of the permission from Brazil to do so.
Atletico Madrid’s Felipe has been called up to the Brazilian national team instead of the 24-year-old defender. The defender discussed the decision with Brazil’s team coordinator Juninho Paulista before deciding to stay at home during the birth of his frist child
The couple are awaiting the arrival of their daughter, who could be born as early as next week. Gabriel is engaged to Gabrielle Figueiredo, who is expecting a daughter.
Due to the impending birth of his partner, Gabriel will not make the current international break with Brazil.