Nov 14 (Reuters) – Brazil seeks to win a record sixth World Cup title on the 20th of November-Dec. 18 in Qatar tournament in Qatar. Here’s what you need to know about his squad:
HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN BRAZIL BRING TO QATAR?
* Teams will be able to select up to 26 players for this year’s World Cup after FIFA increased the maximum limit for teams to three in June, citing the unusual timing of the tournament and the impact of COVID-19.
WHO IS IN THE BRAZIL SQUAD FOR THE 2022 WORLD CUP?
Brazil’s roster was announced on November 7.
* Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)
While there isn’t much to choose between Alisson and Ederson, it is the Liverpool goalkeeper who has started most of Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers and is expected to keep his place between the sticks in Qatar.
Defenders: Bremer, Alex Sandro (both Juventus), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris St Germain), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Danilo (Juventus), Daniel Alves (Pumas), Alex Telles (Sevilla)
Four centre-backs made the cut with Marquinhos and veteran Thiago Silva anchoring the defence, while 39-year-old Dani Alves was a surprise inclusion.
Midfielders: Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United), Casemiro, Fred (both Manchester United), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Fabinho (Liverpool), Lucas Paquetá (West Ham United)
Guimaraes has been rewarded for a stellar start with Newcastle United, while Everton Ribeiro, 33, goes to his first World Cup.
Forwards: Antony (Manchester United), Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli (both Arsenal), Neymar Jr (Paris St Germain), Pedro (Flamengo), Raphinha (Barcelona), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur), Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr (both Real Madrid ) ). )
Nine forwards have been selected with many youngsters plying their trade in Europe except for Pedro de Flamengo who helped the Brazilian club win the Copa Libertadores where he was the top scorer with 12 goals.
WHAT ARE THE NOTABLE OMISSIONS?
* Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino missed the cut despite having more Premier League goals and assists this season than other members of the squad.
*Central defender Gabriel Magalhaes failed to impress Tite enough even though he helped Arsenal to the top of the Premier League.
* Aston Villa attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is out with a thigh injury.
WHAT TEAMS WILL BRAZIL FACE IN THE GROUP STAGE?
* Brazil will face Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon in Group G.
WHAT WAS THE BRAZILIAN SQUAD IN THE 2018 WORLD CUP?
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians).
Defenders: Thiago Silva (Paris St Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan), Marquinhos (Paris St Germain), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Fagner (Corinthians), Pedro Geromel (Gremio), Danilo (Manchester) ) City).
Midfielders: Paulinho (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Sinobo Guoan), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Willian (Cgelsea).
Forwards: Neymar (Paris St Germain), Douglas Costa (Juventus), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk).
Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, edited by Ed Osmond
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