Brazil World Cup 2022 squad: Who’s in and who’s out?
Who has Brazil’s boss, Tite picked for World Cup 2022 in Qatar?
Five-time World Cup champions Brazil is the most successful team in the history of the competition, but 2002 was the last time the Selecao got their hands on the coveted trophy.
There were quarter-final exits in 2006, 2010, and 2018, while they had to settle for the fourth spot in 2014 after a tournament to forget.
Now it’s up to the likes of Neymar, Vinicius Junior, and more to end Selecao’s drought and finally bring home the trophy once more.
They will first have to find their way past Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon, however, before bigger tests likely await in the knockout stages.
Which 26 players have made the cut and will head to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?
It’s a clear battle between Alisson and Ederson for the No.1 jersey, with the Liverpool goalkeeper earning Tite’s preference in the recent games after the duo split duties at the 2021 Copa America, where Weverton made one start as well.
Weverton can expect to play the role of number three while the two established stoppers battle for the starting berth.
Brazil has no shortage of options in defense.
Thiago Silva and Marquinhos will fancy their chances of starting through the middle, but Eder Militao and Bremer are both regular starters at some of Europe’s biggest clubs, too.
Given just how good Arsenal has been this season, it’s a big surprise to see Gabriel Magalhaes miss out on making the squad entirely.
Dani Alves continues to defy the odds and has officially made the cut for Tite’s squad, while Alex Telles has also been included having found more regular minutes at Sevilla.
And there is possibly even more strength in depth in midfield.
Manchester United duo Casemiro and Fred are solid options in the holding role, while Fabinho’s inclusion provides Brazil with yet another outstanding defensive candidate.
Lucas Paqueta offers a bit more creativity on the ball but will be made to work for his spot in the XI thanks to Bruno Guimaraes’ inspiring form at Newcastle earning him a place in the squad.
The big news is that Philippe Coutinho has missed out.
Brazil’s wealth of options up front is another reason why they are one of the pre-tournament favorites.
There’s Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Gabriel Jesus, Raphinha, Antony, and Richarlison. The list just goes on and on.
And that’s not even taken players like Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Martinelli into account, with the former surprisingly missing out despite his improved form this season.
It’s fair to say that plenty of coaches will be envious of Brazil’s attack in Qatar.