'I want to be at the Copa America' - Richarlison

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The Everton forward is keen on securing a spot in Brazil's squad for next year's Copa America

Richarlison is determined to secure his place in Brazil's squad for the 2019 Copa America after the Everton forward helped Tite's side beat Uruguay 1-0 on Friday.

Neymar's controversial 76th-minute penalty settled a tight friendly at the Emirates Stadium, with Brazil having been frustrated by a makeshift Uruguay defence up until that point.

Richarlison's introduction midway through the second half added some cutting edge to Brazil's play and the 21-year-old should have netted a third international goal to wrap up the win late on.

Having shrugged off Diego Laxalt – who was deemed to have fouled Danilo in the build up to Brazil's winner – Richarlison failed to hit the target after connecting with Neymar's inch-perfect cross.

Despite his miss, Richarlison believes he is in good form for both club and country, although acknowledged he has a lot to learn if he is to book a place in Tite's Copa America squad.

"Unfortunately, I could not score the goal, but the important thing is that Brazil won," Richarlison said.

"This sequence [of games] is very important. The more games I play, the better.

"At my club I also have good form, so it is important to continue, because the Copa America is next year and I want to be in it.

"I do not believe I'm a favourite [for the squad]. I want to evolve and improve as a professional.

"We are all satisfied with the performance of the team, now is to see what Tite wants to work on. There's Cameroon to come still and we need to focus."

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Brazil are to host next year's Copa America and will be hoping to win the title for the first time since 2007, with Chile victorious in the last two tournaments.

Tite is still seeking his first silverware as Brazil manager since his appointment in 2016.

His side were heavily tipped to go all the way at the World Cup in Russia last summer but fell to Belgium in the quarter-finals.

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