Who is Marcal? Ex-wolves player banned for trying to Hit Drone with a Ball on Pitch

Who is Marcal?

Fernando Marçal de Oliveira is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left wing-back for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Botafogo.

The ex-wolves star has landed himself in a suspension after trying to throw a football at a drone frying over the pitch during football mattch.

Marcal left Wolves in the summer transfer window on a free transfer after spending two seasons at Wolf.

Marcal who is currently playing for Botafogo in his homeland, and on his tenth appearance for the club, while wearing the captain’s armband.


The defender piced up a suspension in the 1-0 win over Goias.

During the match, the defender tried to throw a football at the drone flying above the pitch in the second half while team-mate Adryelson received treatment.

As a results of that, he received a Yellow card from the referee.

It was Marcal’s third yellow of the season, meaning he is suspended for Botafogo’s next game, which happens to be against Palmeiras.

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Botafogo could’ve done with Marcal for the fixture against Palmeiras, who top the table.

Palmeiras have a nine-point lead in the Serie A and are 23 points above Botafogo.

Marcal also feels he’d have a good impact for the Brazil national team, with the South American team hoping to claim a sixth World Cup in Qatar later this year.

Despite not being capped, Marcal says he’d make Brazil better.

Marcal said: “Looking at the current scenario, not only of the players in the Brasileirao (Brazilian Championship), but also in the world, I would make the Brazilian team play better on the left side.

“Here at Botafogo we have Jeffinho on the left side, who is in the same style as Neymar and Vinicius and I can make this type of player work.

“Back there, the national team doesn’t need a player to do as much as Marcelo once did, today they need more security and good ball output, it’s more my style.

“You can’t say if there’s a better one than me, they’re different styles, but looking at the world stage I see myself as a better fit for this team.”

Source: Nsemwokrom.com