Brazil World Cup squad 2022: Final list of 26 players for national team in Qatar

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Published: 11/8/2022 5:51:00 AM

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino was left off the list Monday as Brazil coach Tite named his World Cup squad, seeking a sixth title with a team led by Neymar and 39-year-old veteran Dani Alves.

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain veteran Alves, who signed with Mexican side Pumas in July, made the team despite the fact he has not played a match in two months.

The oldest player ever named to a Brazilian World Cup squad, he will be participating in his third edition of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Firmino, who has returned to form for Liverpool this season, nevertheless failed to make the cut for Qatar, losing out to forwards such as Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus, Flamengo playmaker Pedro and Tottenham's Richarlison, just back from injury.

But there were few surprises on Tite's list.

The "Selecao" will be led by Neymar, looking to end 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 goals and 12 assists in 19 matches.

Playing in his third World Cup, he will be looking to show up critics who accuse him of diving and failing to deliver when it counts.

He will be joined up front by the likes of Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid and Arsenal's Jesus, giving the tournament favorites serious firepower.

Brazil had an undefeated World Cup qualifying campaign to finish first from South America, conceding just five goals in 17 matches.

They will train for five days next week in Turin, Italy before heading to Qatar, where they play their Group G opener against Serbia on November 24.

Brazil squad:

GoalkeeperAlissonLiverpool (ENG)3056
GoalkeeperEdersonManchester City (ENG)2918
GoalkeeperWevertonPalmeiras (BRA)3411
DefenderMarquinhosPSG (FRA) 2870
DefenderEder MilitaoReal Madrid (SPA)2423
DefenderThiago SilvaChelsea (ENG)38108
DefenderDaniloJuventus (ITA)2415
DefenderAlex TellesSevilla (SPA)297
DefenderDani AlvesPumas UNAM (MEX)39125
DefenderAlex SandroJuventus (ITA)3137
DefenderBremerJuventus (ITA)251
MidfielderFabinhoLiverpool (ENG)2828
MidfielderCasemiroManchester United (ENG)3064
MidfielderBruno GuimaraesNewcastle United (ENG)248
MidfielderFredManchester United (ENG)2927
MidfielderLucas PaquetaWest Ham (ENG)2534
MidfielderEverton RibeiroFlamengo (BRA)3322
ForwardGabriel MartinelliArsenal (ENG)213
ForwardVinicius Jr.Real Madrid (SPA)2215
ForwardNeymarPSG (FRA)30120
ForwardAntonyManchester United (ENG)2210
ForwardRodrygoReal Madrid (SPA)216
ForwardRaphinhaBarcelona (SPA)2510
ForwardRicharlisonTottenham (ENG)2537
ForwardPedroFlamengo (BRA)252
ForwardGabriel JesusArsenal (ENG)2556


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