Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino was left off the checklist on Monday as Brazil coach Tite named his World Cup squad, searching for a sixth title with a staff led by Neymar and 39-year-old veteran Dani Alves. Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain veteran Alves, who signed with Mexican facet Pumas in July, made the staff regardless of the very fact he has not performed a match in two months. The oldest participant ever named to a Brazilian World Cup squad, he will probably be collaborating in his third version of the match. In the meantime, Firmino, who has returned to kind for Liverpool this season, nonetheless didn’t make the reduce for Qatar, shedding out to forwards reminiscent of Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus, Flamengo playmaker Pedro and Tottenham’s Richarlison, simply again from harm.
However there have been few surprises on Tite’s checklist. The “Selecao” will probably be led by Neymar, seeking to finish the five-time champions’ 20-year World Cup title drought. The 30-year-old striker has been having a stellar season at PSG with 15 targets and 12 assists in 19 matches.
Enjoying in his third World Cup, he will probably be seeking to present up critics who accuse him of diving and failing to ship when it counts. He will probably be joined up entrance by the likes of Vinicius Junior of Actual Madrid and Arsenal’s Jesus, giving the match favorites severe firepower.
Brazil had an undefeated World Cup qualifying marketing campaign to complete first from South America, conceding simply 5 targets in 17 matches. They may prepare for 5 days subsequent week in Turin, Italy earlier than heading to Qatar, the place they play their Group G opener towards Serbia on November 24.
Brazil squad: Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool/ENG), Ederson (Manchester Metropolis/ENG), Weverton (Palmeiras); Defenders: Dani Alves (Pumas/MEX), Danilo (Juventus/ITA), Alex Sandro (Juventus/ITA), Alex Telles (Sevilla/ESP), Bremer (Juventus/ITA), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Thiago Silva (Chelsea/ENG), Eder Militao (Actual Madrid/ESP); Midfielders: Casemiro (Manchester United/ENG), Fabinho (Liverpool/ENG), Fred (Manchester United/ENG), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle/ENG), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham/ENG); Forwards: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Vinicius Junior (Actual Madrid/ESP), Richarlison (Tottenham/ENG), Raphinha (Barcelona/ESP), Rodrygo (Actual Madrid/ESP), Antony (Manchester United/ENG), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal/ENG), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal/ENG), Pedro (Flamengo)
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