Firmino excluded and Alves included in Brazil’s World Cup squad

Veteran full-back Dani Alves will be part of the Brazilian team participating in the World Cup in Qatar led by Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, while coach Tite decided to exclude Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino, according to the final squad announced Monday.

The inclusion of Alves (39 years) in the “Celeção” squad, seeking his first World Cup title since 2002 and the sixth in his history, although he has not played a match for two months.

The absence of Firmino from the squad is the most prominent surprise, after Tite preferred the use of Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus, who was absent from the last gathering of the national team, and his colleague in the London club Gabriel Martinelli and their opponent in Manchester United Anthony.

The Brazilian team is considered one of the most prominent candidates to compete for the title in the World Cup, which begins on the 20th of this year, after the wonderful journey it achieved in the South American qualifiers, which ended in the lead with 45 points from 14 wins, three draws and no defeats.

Led by Neymar and Real Madrid’s Spanish stars Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in a team of 16 players who have never participated in the international football wedding and three defenders from Juventus, Bremer, Danilo and Alex Sandro, Brazil begins its campaign in the Qatar World Cup on the 24th of this month against Serbia in the Group G competitions that It includes Switzerland and Cameroon.

The 26-man squad:
Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)
Defense: Dani Alves (Pumas, Mexico), Danilo, Alex Sandro and Bremer (Juventus), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Alex Telles (Sevilla)
Midfielders: Casemiro and Fred (Manchester United), Fabinho (Liverpool), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham), Everton Ribeiro (Flamingo)
Forwards: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Rafinha (Barcelona), Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Richarlison (Tottenham), Anthony (Manchester United), Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Pedro (Flamgno)

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