Lucas Paquetá

Hammer Paqueta removed


Lucas Paqueta found himself removed from the Brazil squad for the September internationals in the wake of the investigation into allegations of betting irregularities.

West Ham have have fully backed the player and he completely denies any wrong doing and has been given full backing by the Hammers.

But it appears that authorities in his native country have taken the opposite view because he has been left out of games against Venezuela and Uruguay.

Brazil coach Fernando Diniz named his squad last night, calling up 23 players. But West Ham’s Brazilian star is not among them.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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