Brazil have announced a 25-man squad for the three matches of the World Cup qualifiers. Experienced defender Dani Alves has got a place there.
There are three new faces in the squad announced by Brazil coach Tito on Friday. They are Benfica defender Lucas Verisimo, Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Claudinho and Leeds United forward Rafinha.
Alves missed the last Copa America at home due to injury. However, the star who played for the local club Sao Paulo saw the success of the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics once again. Under his leadership, Selesaora won the gold medal by defeating Spain in the final.
Brazil tops the points table in the South American World Cup qualifiers with a full 17 points from six matches. They are set to take to the field next month for the first time since becoming runners-up in the Copa America after losing to Argentina last July.
A record five-time world champion Brazil will play in Chile on September 3. They will host arch-rivals Argentina for three days. Then on September 10, they will face Peru on their own soil.
Brazil have a great chance to make up for the loss in the Copa America final. Celesao’s fight in next month’s World Cup qualifier against Argentina. About a month before the fight, team coach Tito announced the team.
Two years ago, Dani Alves became the best player in the Copa America. Brazil did not get the Copa America this time due to Alves’ injury. The team is well aware of his emptiness. He won Olympic gold after recovering from an injury. This time his waiting period is coming to an end, he is returning to the Brazilian national football team.
What a great stage he is getting back. Where teams will fight to maintain their superiority in the World Cup qualifiers. The team will play three matches in September, one of which will be against Lionel Messi’s Argentina.
Renan Lodhi has lost his place in the team due to the return of Alves. Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s Marcelo did not get a place in the 25-member squad. The team didn’t change much in the middle. There is a change of attack. Rafinha replaced Everton Suarez at Leeds United last season.
Brazil team at a glance:
Allison (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Waverton (Palmeiras).
Dani Alves (Sao Paulo), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Guillerme Arana (Atletico Mineirao), Eder Militiao (Real Madrid), Marcinios (PSG), Vericimo (Benfica), Thiago.
Casimiro (Real Madrid), Fabio (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Bruno Gimeres (Olympic Lyon), Lucas Paketa (Lyon), Claudio (Zenith St. Petersburg), Everton Riberio (Flamengo).
Neymar (PSG), Richardson (Everton), Rafinha (Leeds United), Matias Kunia (Hertha Berlin), Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo), Gabriel Jesus (Man City).