Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino was taken off the list on Monday when Brazil coach Tite announced his name Globalism The Cup team is seeking a sixth title with a team led by Neymar and 39-year-old veteran Dani Alves.
Veteran Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain player Alves, who signed for Mexico’s Pumas in July, made the team despite the fact that he had not played a match for two months.
The oldest player ever named to Brazil’s World Cup squad, he will take part in its third edition of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Firmino, back in Liverpool’s squad this season, has nonetheless failed to make the cut for Qatar, losing out to strikers such as Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus, Flamengo’s playmaker Pedro and Tottenham’s Richarlison, who have just returned from injury.
But there were a few surprises on Tite’s slate.
Neymar will captain the Celicao, who are looking to end their 20-year drought as five-time World Cup champions.
The 30-year-old forward has been having a stellar season with Paris Saint-Germain, scoring 15 goals and providing 12 assists in 19 appearances.
As he makes his third World Cup final, he will be looking to show off the pundits who accuse him of diving in and failing to deliver when it counts.
He will be joined by players such as Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior and Arsenal’s Jesus, giving the tournament favorite serious firepower.
Brazil went on 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 for their opening Group G match against Serbia on November 24.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool/England), Ederson (Manchester City/England), Weverton (Palmeiras)
Defenders: Dani Alves (Pumas/Mexico), Danilo (Juventus/Italy), Alex Sandro (Juventus/Italy), Alex Telles (Sevilla/Spain), Bremer (Juventus/Italy), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain/France), Thiago Silva ( Chelsea / England), Eder Militao (Real Madrid / Spain)
Midfielders: Casemiro (Manchester United/England), Fabinho (Liverpool/England), Fred (Manchester United/England), Everton Ribeiro (Flamingo), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle/England), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham/England)
Attackers: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain/France), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid/Spain), Richarlison (Tottenham/England), Rafinha (Barcelona/Spain), Rodrygo (Real Madrid/Spain), Anthony (Manchester United/England), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal / England), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal / England), Pedro (Flamingo)
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