Who Are in Brazil World Cup Squad: Final List of 26 Players and Misses Out
|Brazil World Cup squad 2022 - Final List of 26 Players|
Brazil coach Tite announced the 2022 World Cup squad that will be chasing their first World Cup triumph in two decades when they take to the field in Qatar.
Manchester United’s Casemiro, Fred, Antony and Alex Telles have made Brazil’s 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Brazil go into the 2022 tournament as the top-ranked team in the world and many of the names on the list of manager Tite will be household names playing for some of the biggest club teams in the world.
Coach Tite named his final 26-man squad on Monday, November 7, seven days ahead of the FIFA-imposed deadline of November 14.
Brazil's squad features 16 players who are competing at international football’s biggest tournament.
The surprise name on the final list is 39-year-old Dani Alves, who didn’t have the best of seasons with Pumas UNAM in Mexico. He’s assumed to be Danilo’s backup at right-back and he was preferred over Tottenham’s Emerson Royal.
But he played his last game for Pumas in September and sustained a knee injury that has been troubling him since.
Alves has been working on his recovery with the Barcelona academy medical and technical staff over the last few weeks.
According to Tite, Alves’ long history with Brazil and leadership qualities in the changing room were valuable but not the main reason he got a spot in the squad.
Brazil’s Official 26-Man Squad for the 2022 World Cup
|Goalkeeper||Ederson||Manchester City (ENG)||29||18|
|Defender||Eder Militao||Real Madrid (SPA)||24||23|
|Defender||Thiago Silva||Chelsea (ENG)||38||108|
|Defender||Alex Telles||Sevilla (SPA)||29||7|
|Defender||Dani Alves||Pumas UNAM (MEX)||39||125|
|Defender||Alex Sandro||Juventus (ITA)||31||37|
|Midfielder||Casemiro||Manchester United (ENG)||30||64|
|Midfielder||Bruno Guimaraes||Newcastle United (ENG)||24||8|
|Midfielder||Fred||Manchester United (ENG)||29||27|
|Midfielder||Lucas Paqueta||West Ham (ENG)||25||34|
|Midfielder||Everton Ribeiro||Flamengo (BRA)||33||22|
|Forward||Gabriel Martinelli||Arsenal (ENG)||21||3|
|Forward||Vinicius Jr.||Real Madrid (SPA)||22||15|
|Forward||Antony||Manchester United (ENG)||22||10|
|Forward||Rodrygo||Real Madrid (SPA)||21||6|
|Forward||Gabriel Jesus||Arsenal (ENG)||25||56|
Brazil are favourites to lift a record sixth World Cup as they have an exciting team full of young talent and look to be peaking at the perfect moment ahead of the tournament. The new generation has created a good headache for Tite with so many attacking options.
Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli is included among nine forwards in a list dominated by 12 players from England’s Premier League.
|Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison and Antony have all been named in the Brazil squad for the World Cup|
Big names don’t get much bigger than Neymar and the PSG attacker will head into the World Cup injury-free and in fine form at club level.
Reports in Brazil indicated in advance that Philippe Coutinho has picked up a right thigh injury that will keep him out for six weeks, thus forcing him to miss out on the World Cup, though his club form may have been enough given his subpar start to 2022/23 with Aston Villa.
BRAZIL WORLD CUP SQUAD
♦ Goalkeepers: Alisson - Liverpool (ENG), Ederson - Manchester City (ENG), Weverton – Palmeiras (BRA)
♦ Defenders: Alex Sandro - Juventus (ITA), Alex Telles - Seville (ESP), Dani Alves – Pumas (MEX), Danilo - Juventus (ITA), Bremer - Juventus (ITA), Éder Militao - Real Madrid (ESP), Marquinhos - Paris Saint Germain (FRA), Thiago Silva - Chelsea (ENG)
♦ Midfielders: Bruno Guimaraes - Newcastle (ENG), Casemiro - Manchester United (ENG), Everton Ribeiro - Flamengo (BRA), Fabinho - Liverpool (ENG), Fred - Manchester United (ENG), Lucas Paquetá - West Ham United (ENG)
♦ Forwards: Antony - Manchester United (ENG), Gabriel Jesus – Arsenal (ENG), Gabriel Martinelli – Arsenal (ENG), Neymar Jr. - Paris Saint Germain (FRA), Pedro – Flamengo (BRA), Raphinha - Barcelona (ESP), Richarlison - Tottenham (ENG), Rodrygo - Real Madrid (ESP), Vinicius Jr. - Real Madrid (ESP)
Top 10 Most Notable Players Misses Out World Cup 2022
|Roberto Firmino NOT in World Cup squad|
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) has missed out on Brazil’s 26-man World Cup squad. There has been plenty of debate and speculation over whether Firmino would make the final cut for Tite’s World Cup squad, with Brazil not short on attacking options.
However, Alisson and Fabinho (Liverpool) have both secured a place on the plane.
1.Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
3.Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo)
4.Renan Lodi (Nottingham Forest)
5.Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid)
6.Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa)
7.Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur)
9.Luiz Henrique (Real Betis)
Brazil’s 26-man squad will convene in Turin, Italy, on November 14, where they will train for five days before leaving for their base in Doha.
Tite's side are among the favourites to lift the trophy in Qatar; they are the No.1 ranked side in the world by FIFA.
Brazil have been drawn in Group G alongside Switzerland, Cameroon and Serbia.
The Selecao have only ever failed to escape a World Cup group twice (1930 and 1966) and will be strong contenders to top Group G in 2022.
Brazil opens its World Cup campaign in Qatar against Serbia on November 24 and also faces Switzerland and Cameroon in Group G.
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