Brazil’s football coach, Tite, on Monday revealed his 23-man squad for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, featuring some of the biggest names in the footballing world.
The competition for places is intense, starting from the from the goalkeepers.
Roma custodian Alisson will be competing for the starting sport with Manchester City shot-stopper Ederson while Cassio of Corinthains is also in the mix.
Marcelo and Felipe Luis will be going head-to-head for the left-back slot while Paris Saint-Germain duo Marquinhos and Thiago Silva are likely to start in central defence.
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With Dani Alves ruled out of the World Cup, Fagner is odds on to feature at right-back.
In midfield, Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho are the big guns while up front the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Neymar and Roberto Firmino are the high-profile names.
Neymar of course, has not been in action since fracturing his foot in February and is touch and go for the World Cup in Russia, which is less than a month away.
Douglas Costa, Willian are the first-choice wingers Tite has at his disposal.
The five-time champions have been drawn in Group E along with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.
The South Americans open their campaign on June 17 when they take on the Swiss at the Rostov Arena.
The entire squad:
Alisson – AS Roma
Cassio – Corinthians
Ederson – Manchester City
Danilo – Manchester City
Geromel – Gremio
Filipe Luís – Atletico de Madrid
Marcelo – Real Madrid
Marquinhos – Paris Saint Germain
Miranda – Internazionale de Milão
Fagner – Corinthians
Thiago Silva – Paris Saint Germain
Casemiro – Real Madrid
Fernandinho – Manchester City
Fred – Shakhtar Donetsk
Paulinho – Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho – Barcelona
Renato Augusto – Beijing Guoan
Willian – Chelsea
Douglas Costa – Juventus
Firmino – Liverpool
Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City
Neymar – Paris Saint Germain
Taison – Shakhtar Donetsk