The 2022 World Cup is almost upon us with managers frantically finalising their squads this week.
The deadline for confirmation of the 26-man squads is November 14, a week before the start of the tournament in Qatar, when the hosts face Ecuador.
The South American giants go into the 2022 tournament as the top-ranked team in the world and many of the names on the list of manager Tite will be household names playing for some of the biggest club teams in the world.
Tite’s side has won seven straight matches heading into the tournament, and haven’t lost any of their past 15 games.
But the fact remains that the lengthy World Cup drought will weigh on the team given the expectations back home as they go searching for a sixth World Cup title.
Brazil are expected to confirm their squad on Monday and Tite will be able to boast a number of exceptional attacking players, with the Selecao entering the tournament as favourites.
Final 26-man Brazil World Cup squad
Tite named his final 26-man squad on Monday, November 7, seven days ahead of the FIFA-imposed deadline of November 14.
The surprise name on the list is 39-year-old Dani Alves, who didn’t have the best of seasons with Pumas UNAM in Mexico. He’s assumed to be Danilo’s backup at right-back and he was preferred over Tottenham’s Emerson Royal.
Here’s the final 26-man list.
Brazil’s head coach, Técnico Tite, has announced the list of 26 players who will travel to Qatar for the World Cup. The list has 16 players who will compete in the World Cup for the first time.
Goalkeepers: Alisson – Liverpool (ENG), Ederson – Manchester City (ENG), Weverton – Palmeiras (BRA)
Defenders: Alex Sandro – Juventus (ITA), Alex Telles – Seville (ESP), Dani Alves – Pumas (MEX), Danilo – Juventus (ITA), Bremer – Juventus (ITA), Éder Militao – Real Madrid (ESP), Marquinhos – Paris Saint Germain (FRA), Thiago Silva – Chelsea (ENG)
Midfielders: Bruno Guimaraes – Newcastle (ENG), Casemiro – Manchester United (ENG), Everton Ribeiro – Flamengo (BRA), Fabinho – Liverpool (ENG), Fred – Manchester United (ENG), Lucas Paquetá – West Ham United (ENG)
Forwards: Antony – Manchester United (ENG), Gabriel Jesus – Arsenal (ENG), Gabriel Martinelli – Arsenal (ENG), Neymar Jr. – Paris Saint Germain (FRA), Pedro – Flamengo (BRA), Raphinha – Barcelona (ESP), Richarlison – Tottenham (ENG), Rodrygo – Real Madrid (ESP), Vinicius Jr. – Real Madrid (ESP)
The most notable absences are:
- Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
- Gabriel (Arsenal)
- Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo)
- Renan Lodi (Nottingham Forest)
- Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid)
- Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa)
- Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Gerson (Marseille)
- Luiz Henrique (Real Betis)
- Rodinei (Flamengo)