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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil announce squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers; Neymar Out, Coutinho In – Check Full squad list

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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil squad for World Cup qualifiers – Tite has named his Brazil squad for the country’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay. As expected, Neymar misses out due to injury, but there are surprises in Aston Villa’s new recruit Philippe Coutinho is in, as is Rodrygo of Real Madrid. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil announce squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers; Neymar Out, Coutinho In – Check Full squad list

Leeds United playmaker keeps his place even though his club hasn’t performed on par and Vinicius Junior is named in the squad for his unstoppable form at Real Madrid. Fabinho and Lucas Paquetá are both suspended for the opening game in Quito but are still included in the 26-man squad.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil announce squad for World Cup qualifiers

Brazil will first face Ecuador away on January 27th 2022 before taking on Paraguay in Belo Horizonte on February 1st 2022. Raphinha made his international debut in October, who has been in electric form for the Selecao, playing five games, scoring two goals and providing two assists.

With eight goals in 17 games, Raphinha has also been in fine form for Leeds this season, topping the club’s goalscoring charts with strikes against the likes of Everton, Newcastle, West Ham, Chelsea and Arsenal.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil announce squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers; Neymar Out, Coutinho In - Check Full squad list
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil announce squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers; Neymar Out, Coutinho In – Check Full squad list

Fabinho will not be up for selection in the opener against Ecuador as he is suspended after picking up two yellow cards across his last three appearances. Surprusingly Alex Telles has been called up as he started 6 matches continuously for Manchester United since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left the club as Luke Shaw was out due to a head injury.

Brazil coach Tite has left out Renan Lodi for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay because the Atletico Madrid full back has not had a full course of COVID-19 vaccines.

Brazil squad for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Goalkeepers

Alisson, Ederson, Weverton

Defenders

Emerson Royal, Dani Alves, Alex Sandro, Alex Telles, Marquinhos, Gabriel, Thiago Silva, Éder Militão

Midfielders

Casemiro, Fabinho, Fred, Gerson, Bruno Guimarães, Philippe Coutinho, Lucas Paquetá

Forwards

Raphinha, Antony, Rodrygo, Everton Ribeiro, Gabriel Jesus, Gabigol, Matheus Cunha, Vinícius Júnior

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil announce squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers; Neymar Out, Coutinho In - Check Full squad list
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil announce squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers; Neymar Out, Coutinho In – Check Full squad list

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil announce squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers; Neymar Out, Coutinho In – Check Full squad list

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