Russia 2018: Neymar in, Alex Sandro dropped from Brazil squad

Russia 2018: Neymar in, Alex Sandro dropped from Brazil squad

Brazil head coach Tite named his final 23-man squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on Monday with Juventus left back Alex Sandro the only prominent omission.

Team captain Neymar who is presently out due to injury expectedly makes the cut as he is expected to recover in time for the commencement of the Mundial in the European nation next month.

With the news of Dani Alves’ injury last week, Tite has invited Corinthians right back Fagner and Manchester City star Danilo as the right back while recuperating Atletico Madrid left back Filipe Luis got the nod over Alex Sandro.

There was no place for AS Monaco utility star Fabinho but attacker Taison has been handed a wild card entry into the team.

Brazil will begin their quest for a sixth World Cup title against Switzerland on June 17 in Rostov. They will also face Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E of the World Cup finals.



Alisson, Ederson, Cássio


Fágner, Danilo, Marcelo, Filipe Luís, Marquinhos, Miranda, Thiago Silva, Geromel


Casemiro, Fernandinho, Fred, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho, Renato Augusto, Willian


Douglas Costa, Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar, Taison

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