The names of the Brazil Football Team Players for World Cup 2022 squad were announced in October – and after already confirming their place in the tournament, Tit’s selection for the final qualifying game could provide insight into the tournament’s squad.
Dani Alves is still hoping to play in the 2022 World Cup and the 38-year-old has returned to the team after joining Barcelona. Brazil will travel to Qatar as one of the favorites with an enviable list of players, including Neymar, Vinicius Jr. and Fabinho, as well as two of the best Premier League goalkeepers Alison and Ederson.
World Cup 2022 squad: Brazil Football Team Players, The final qualifying selection
- GK: Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
- GK: Ederson (Manchester City)
- GK: Weverton (Palmeiras)
- DF: Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
- DF: Marquinhos (PSG)
- DF: Danilo (Juventus)
- DF: Dani Alves (Barcelona)
- DF: Alex Telles (Manchester United)
- DF: Guilherme Arana (Atletico Mineiro)
- DF: Alex Sandro, Juventus,
- DF: Eder Militao (Real Madrid)
- DF: Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal)
- MF: Arthur (Juventus)
- MF: Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle)
- MF: Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa)
- MF: Casemiro (Real Madrid)
- MF: Lucas Paqueta (Lyon)
- MF: Fred (Manchester United)
- MF: Fabinho (Liverpool)
- FW: Neymar (PSG)
- FW: Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
- FW: Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)
- FW: Antony (Ajax)
- FW: Richarlison (Everton)
- FW: Raphinha (Leeds)
How many Brazilian players are allowed to take in the 2022 World Cup?
Tite calls up 24 Brazil Football Team Players for the 2021 Copa America, although other countries in the tournament have announced 28-member squads. For the 2022 World Cup in Qatar – unless otherwise mentioned – Brazil Football Team Players squad numbers are expected to be reduced to a normal 23.
This could well be adjusted, however, in the coming months. Substitute numbers were raised during the pandemic too, allowing five changes to be made a game instead of the regular three. This has remained this season in international competition: it is possible that the squad number will increase to 26 once more – especially with the World Cup taking place midseason.
When will the final Brazil Football Team Players for 2022 World Cup squad be announced?
The 2022 World Cup takes place in November of next year. It is expected that the preparations for the tournament will begin as soon as next summer.
While the next World Cup’s staging is a break from the traditional football calendar, World Cup squads are usually announced around six weeks prior to the tournament beginning. This may change with club football being played closer to the start date of the tournament.
Who will make the final Brazil 2022 World Cup squad?
Barring injuries or bans, there are a few players that we expect to be dead certs for Tite’s final Brazil Football Team Players for 2022 World Cup squad. Neymar, who is likely to overtake Pele and become his country’s all-time record goalscorer over the next 12 months or so, is still the first name on Tite’s team sheet. It could be argued that the centre-back – and Neymar’s club colleague at PSG – Marquinhos is just as important to Brazil’s chances of success next summer.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro and his Liverpool counterpart Fabinho will both expect to be on the plane to Qatar in November 2022. Alisson and Ederson will battle it out for the No.1 jersey, but neither goalkeeper’s place in the squad is under threat.
Gabriel Jesus has already racked up 50 caps for his country and is a favourite of Tite’s. The only doubt over Thiago Silva, meanwhile, is age: the Chelsea centre-back will be 38 by the time the 2022 World Cup gets under way.