Maicon returns to Rome: the updates

After having been sent away by Brazilian manager Dunga from Seleção, Roma fullback Douglas Maicon returned to Rome this afternoon.

Rumors have been swirling regarding the reason why the former Inter man was sent packing by his country, with the Federation’s statement only revealing that “he is no longer in the plans of the Brazilian national team”. Reportedly, Maicon will release a statement sometime this week to clarify the situation. The Brazilian will also meet with Rudi Garcia and Walter Sabatini either today or tomorrow to explain himself and will, along with the French manager, decide when he’ll be ready to make his season debut for the Giallorossi.

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