The Brasil National Team of Football has published the final list for participation in World Cup “Qatar 2022”. Most surprising name on the list is Dani Alves. The veteran has made it in the final list and will be in World Cup, the last one for him.
In the list isn’t Arsenal player, Gabriel Maghales, who wasn’t selected for the final list. Other Arsenal players, Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli are on the list. In the final list of Brasil isn’t Roberto Firminho
In the final list is: 1) Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Ederson, Weverton.
2) Defenders: Danilo, Dani Alves, Alex Sandro, Alex Telles, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Eder Militao, Bremer
3)Midfielders: Casemiro, Fabinho, Bruno Guimares, Fred, Lucas Paqueta, Everton Ribeiro.
4).Neymar Junior, Vinicius Junior, Gabriel Jesus, Antony, Raphinha, Richarlison, Gabriel Martinelli, Rodrygo, Joao Pedro.
20 years since they held the trophy for the last time, the most successful nation in World Cup history are ready to once again go on the hunt for a sixth trophy.
Everyone loves watching Brasil play at the World Cup. They are also the only nation to qualify for every edition of the tournament, so it’s safe to say they are pretty good value for holding the record number of wins.
However, in more recent history, they haven’t hit the high expectations that they set for themselves. In Russia 2018 Brasil were tournament favourites, but were beaten in the quarter-finals by a strong Belgium side who had their own aspirations of winning the tournament. In 2014, hosting the tournament in their own country, Brasil were embarrassed by Germany in the semi-final, losing 7-1 to the eventual champions that year.
So, can they improve upon that form this time around? Can they go all the way in Qatar and land their record sixth title?
Brasil’s group/route to Lusail
Brasil have been drawn in Group G alongside competition that they will see as quite favourable in terms of their chances of progressing to the knockout rounds. They will come up against Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon for the chance to make it to the round of 16. They will begin their campaign vs Serbia at Lusail, where they will come up against the likes of Fulham’s Aleksander Mitrović and Ajax’s Dušan Tadić, both of which have been shining for their respective clubs recently.
Switzerland will be next for the Brazilians, just as in 2018 when they raced each other in the group stage in Russia, too. Captain Granit Xhaka has been having a brilliant season so far for his club, Arsenal. There is also Xherdan Shaqiri, who is now playing his club football in the United States. He has produced countless important moments for his country over the years and this is likely to be his last tournament for the Swiss. They are a team not to be underestimated, as they knocked out world champions France on penalties at the European Championships last year.