While most eyes will be on the Euro, other selections will have different more or less important deadlines. On the South American side, Brazil will have a lot to do with two matches counting for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers before playing in the Copa America. After having challenged Ecuador (June 4) and Paraguay (June 8), the Seleção will therefore participate in the Copa which will start six days later.
For these oh so important matches, which were to take place in March before being postponed, Tite therefore had to choose his players and the Brazilian coach has just unveiled his list for the qualifying matches for the next World Cup. The opportunity for players to score points for the Copa America, the list of which will be unveiled on June 10. And there are a few surprises in this one.
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Big first for Lucas Veríssimo, Fred also back
Regarding the guards, Tite has not changed anything compared to the summons last November. But in defense, there is something new since Dani Alves, 38 years old and who had not been summoned since 2019, is back in the selection. Lucas Verissimo, who plays for Benfica Lisbon, is called up for the first time, at 25. But that’s not all because there is also good news in the middle.
Absent from the selection since 2018, Manchester United player Fred is back. Present in the list in November but injured for several months, Philippe Coutinho is logically absent on the offensive plan. With his players, Tite therefore hopes to get plenty of points, and confidence, in these qualifications for the 2022 World Cup to consolidate his first place, the Seleção currently having two points more than Argentina.
The list of the Seleção (24 players):
Guardians: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)
Defenders: Dani Alves (Sao Paulo), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Renan Lodi (Atlético de Madrid), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), L. Verissimo (Benfica), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
Environments : Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paqueta (OL), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo)
Attackers: Everton (Benfica), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (PSG), Richarlison (Everton), Vincius Jr (Real Madrid)