Brazil announces star-studded World Cup squad

ANKARA – The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced Brazil's squad for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Monday.

English Premier League regulars Alisson Becker of Liverpool and Manchester City's Ederson have been called up as the national team’s goalkeepers along with Weverton of Palmeiras.

Thirty-nine-year-old right-back Daniel Alves, who is the third most capped Brazilian with 124 appearances, is also among those called up for the Brazilian squad. The other wing-backs are Sevilla left-back Alex Telles, who will play his maiden World Cup, and two Juventus players, Danilo and Alex Sandro.

Bremer of Juventus, Eder Militao of Real Madrid, Marquinhos of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva, who will play his fourth World Cup, are among the national team defenders.

Five Premier League players -- Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes, West Ham United's Lucas Paqueta, Liverpool's Fabinho and Manchester United's Fred and Casemiro -- will play in the midfield of the World Cup squad.

The Brazil squad will have several world-class attackers including PSG star Neymar and Real Madrid stars Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr.

The other teammates of this trio, which include Manchester United's Antony, Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli, Barcelona's Raphinha, Tottenham's Richarlison and Flamengo's Pedro, are also forces to reckon with.

Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino didn't make the cut to the squad despite having no known injuries. (Anadolu)