Brazil confirm 26-man squad for the 2022 Qatar World Cup
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Brazil have officially released their 26-man squad for the World Cup and this is perhaps an indication more than ever that another edition of the mundial is upon us.

Going into this tournament as the bookies’ favourite for glory, all eyes were on the five-time winners and what their squad will look like, especially with competitions for spots on a high at the moment.

Selecao coach Tite announced his squad on Monday and the key omissions that sparked some talk include Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and in-form Arsenal man Gabriel Magalhaes.

However, PSG star Neymar is part of the squad and boasts a chance in Qatar to make history by becoming Brazil’s top goalscorer of all-time. This will be his last World Cup appearance though.

Chelsea's Thiago Silva, Arsenal duo Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus, Manchester United's Fred, Casemiro and Antony, Spurs' Richarlison and Liverpool's Fabinho and are just a few of the talents flying over from England.

There was also room for West Ham's Lucas Paqueta and Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes, with both names starring for their sides since the start of the year.

Premier League goalkeeping duo Alisson and Ederson both make the squad and are joined by Palmeiras shot-stopper Weverton.

Elsewhere, 39-year-old football veteran Dani Alves makes the squad as he continues to ply his trade for Mexican side Pumas while Real Madrid and Barcelona forwards Vincius Jr and Raphinha are also part of the Selecao team for Qatar after impressing so far this season.

There were a number of noticeable omissions from the squad including a number of Premier League stars.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino was the biggest name to miss out but considering the gulf of quality in attack, it was somewhat understandable. Philippe Coutinho will also miss out on the World Cup after sustaining a thigh injury in training.

Flamengo forward Gabriel Barbosa - better known as Gabigol - was left out the squad along as well as Atletico star Matheus Cunha and Newcastle midfielder Joelinton.

Tite's squad are one of the top major nations to announce their squad to the public, with the deadline coming at November 14.  

Brazil will begin their campaign in Qatar against Serbia on the 24th of November before later facing Switzerland and Cameroon.

The Selecao will be hoping they can go further than their quarter-final exit from Russia 2018 after losing 2-1 to Belgium.

Brazil squad in full

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Ederson, Weverton

Defenders: Dani Alves, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Alex Telles, Bremer, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva


Midfielders: Bruno Guimaraes, Casemiro, Everton Ribeiro, Fabinho, Fred, Lucas Paqueta

Attackers: Antony, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Neymar, Pedro, Raphinha, Richarlison, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr