Liverpool Forward Roberto Firmino is one of the high-profile names to leave Brazil. World Cup The team announced its 26-man squad on Monday after head coach Tait. Not overlooked with the Reds striker of Arsenal Gabriel Magalhas and Newcastle Jolinton is playing forward ahead of the World Cup in Qatar later this month.
Firmino’s absence would be a shock for the 31-year-old given his improved form this season, scoring six goals in 12 appearances for the Reds this season. But the Tide aren’t confident enough to add a versatile forward with plenty of attacking options at his disposal.
Firmino will be 35 years old when the next World Cup takes place in the USA in 2026, so his World Cup dream may come to an end once and for all. His former Reds team-mate Philippe Coutinho is another star name in the house. . The Aston Villa playmaker has been sidelined through injury but may not be selected due to poor condition.
However, Liverpool pair Alisson Becker and Fabinho have been selected for the tournament starting on November 20.
Chelsea’s 38-year-old centre-back Thiago Silva is the oldest member of the England-based traveling party as he prepares to add to his 109 caps for the country.
However, he is not the oldest player in the squad, with former Barcelona star Dani Alves a surprise inclusion at the age of 39 as he plies his trade outside of Europe and Brazil.
Manchester United trio Anthony, Casemiro and Fred will represent the Red Devils in the Gulf, with City stopper Ederson competing with Alisson for the No.1 spot.
26-man Brazil squad for 2022 World Cup confirmed:
Goalkeepers: Allison, Ederson, Waverton
Defenders: Dani Alves, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Alex Telles, Bremer, Eder Militão, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva
Midfielders: Casemiro, Everton Ribeiro, Bruno Guimaraes, Fabino, Fred, Lucas Paqueta
Forward: Anthony, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Neymar, Pedro, Rabinha, Rodrigo, Richarlison, Vinicius Jr.
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