The quartet of Danilo, Ederson, Fernandinho and striker Gabriel Jesus made the list. The four stars were joined by Willian (Chelsea) and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).
Injured Neymar named in Brazil’s 23-man squad
Brazil has named talisman Neymar in their 23-man 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.
The player has been recovering from a broken foot. He underwent surgery on his fractured metatarsal in March 2018. The Paris Saint-Germain versatile forward will be hoping to recover in time with the mega event starting from June 14 onwards.
He was expected to be out for at least three months. Heavyweights Brazil are filled with many superstars in their squad, but they need Neymar to boost their hopes of securing a sixth World Cup trophy.
With France, Spain and holders Germany too in contention, the South American giants need moments of magic and it’s Neymar who can provide that.
He has 53 goals in 83 appearances for Brazil which shows his enormous caliber.
A total of six Premier League players are in the 23-man squad. Four Manchester City players have made the cut and that is a big factor given their achievements under Pep Guardiola.
The quartet of Danilo, Ederson, Fernandinho and striker Gabriel Jesus made the list. The four stars were joined by Willian (Chelsea) and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool). Both players enjoyed solid form this season.
Brazil has named a star-studded WC squad filled with a lot of charisma and talent. They have solid depth as well in all areas of the pitch. Goalkeepers: Alisson, Ederson and Cassio.
Defenders: Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel.
Midfielders: Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa.Forward: Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino.