01 March 2018, 10h13
The World Cup is the biggest National Teams competition. In Brazil, for being Five-time world champions and one of the main candidates, it is an event that is always followed closely and with expectation. Consequently, on the other side of the Atlantic, there are already many names mentioned to appear on Tite's call-up towards Russia. One of them is Jonas, forward of Benfica, who has been doing everything to earn the confidence with a flurry of goals and good performance.
With 30 goals in all competitions for Benfica in 2017/18, 27 of those goals in the Liga NOS, which makes him the top scorer of the Championship, Jonas is awaking the interest of the Brazilian press, which elects the Benfica number 10 as one of the names that should be on Tite's list for the World Cup.
Text: Marco Rebelo
Pics: Archive / SL Benfica
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