Lazio defender Luiz Felipe was among 23 players selected by the Brazilian national team’s U23 side for its international friendly fixtures coming on May 31 and June 8. Brazil officials still have not yet revealed its opponents for these two dates.

Overall, Luiz Felipe is well aiming to be a part of Brazil’s U23 team that will go on to play in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The side will be looking to repeat as gold medal winners this summer.

As Luiz Felipe detailed following Lazio’s Serie A draw result against Torino (via the club’s official website), the Lazio defender hopes that he will end up making the final squad list for the upcoming Summer Games, which is a goal that he has worked on achieving for quite a while.

I have always worked to win the call of the Brazilian national team: to be able to have the chance to play in the Olympics would be great for me. Being out for three months, two of which in Germany, I had missed so much: I was happy to be back from the first minute.

Luiz Felipe has so far totaled for a mere two appearances for the Brazilian national team’s U23 side. Barring any setbacks, Luiz Felipe may end up being among the players included in the final squad list for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.