Tite gathers Brazil squad ahead of final qualifiers
Arsenal striker Martinelli is the main addition to the list
Published in 11/03/2022 - 15:10 By Lincoln Chaves - São Paulo
The coach of Brazil’s national football team, Tite, on Friday (Mar. 11), gathered his squad for the final rounds of the South American qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar. The matches will be against Chile and Bolivia. Striker Gabriel Martinelli, from Arsenal (England), is the main addition to the 25-player line-up.
In addition to Martinelli, the squad includes five new faces from January’s for the games against Ecuador and Paraguay. Full backs Danilo and Guilherme Arana have returned, along with midfielder Arthur (over a year out), and strikers Richarlison and Neymar, who missed the first few games of the year due to an injury in his left ankle. Full backs Emerson Royal and Alex Sandro, defensive midfielder Gerson, midfielder Everton Ribeiro, and forwards Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Barbosa and Matheus Cunha were present on the last list but were left out this time.
The duel against the Chileans will be held at Rio’s Maracanã stadium at 8:30 pm Brasília time on March 24. Five days later, at the same time, the Brazilians face the Bolivians at the Hernando Siles stadium in the capital, La Paz.
Unbeaten, Brazil leads the South American qualifiers with 39 points, four ahead of second-place Argentina.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool, England), Ederson (Manchester City, England), and Weverton (Palmeiras).
Full backs: Dani Alves (Barcelona, Spain), Danilo (Juventus, Italy), Alex Telles (Manchester United England), and Guilherme Arana (Atlético of Minas Gerais).
Defenders: Eder Militão (Real Madrid, Spain), Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal, England), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain, France), and Thiago Silva (Chelsea, England).
Midfielders: Arthur (Juventus, Italy), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United, England), Casemiro (Real Madrid, Spain), Fabinho (Liverpool, England), Fred (Manchester United, England), Lucas Paquetá (Lyon, France) and Phillipe Coutinho (Aston Villa, England).
Forwards: Antony (Ajax, the Netherlands), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal, England), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Raphinha (Leeds United, England), Richarlison (Everton, England), Rodrygo, and Vinícius Júnior (both Real Madrid, Spain).
Translation: Fabrício Ferreira - Edition: Valéria Aguiar / Nira Foster