Having succumbed to a humiliating 7-1 defeat to the German machines during the 2014 world back in their own country, the Samba boys will be going into Russia 2018 World Cup to dust themselves off and resurge their football glory. They will be trying win their country a six trophy in the Brazil World Cup history, having won it last in 2002. However, a country flooded with world class talents such as Brazil, coming out with a 23 man squad as a Brazil National team is not a walk in the park for the head coach. The duty has to be done carefully to ensure that one comes out with only the brim. Judging from the names placed forward as the Brazil World Cup squad, the list has names of focused and energetic talents. It is evident that the head coach together with his technical bench are the best at their job. This is certainly a winning team and this year’s summer tournament is for the Brazilians to lose. This article takes you through Brazil 2018 World Cup squad, their soccer fixtures and mentions briefly about Brazil World Cup wins.
Brazil team for World Cup 2018
Brazil national team is perhaps the most feared national team in the world. The country boosts of numerous talents mushrooming from all its corners. With history favoring it as the country that has won the highest number of times, the FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil team will walk into Russia World Cup 2018 with their heads held high.
Brazil was the first country to qualify for World Cup in Russia. They led the South America qualifying table with 10 points ahead of the second placed Uruguay. This was way before they faced Bolivia and the then sixth placed Chile. Since then this team has had a series of good performance in international friendlies, thanks to their experienced coach.
The national team coach Tite (Adenor Leonardo Bacchi) has put a 23 man squad forming Brazil team for World Cup 2018. Let’s look at those who made it to the squad.
In between the sticks the country has opted for Allison in their starting line-up. Allison is a goal stopper who plays for Roma in Italy. In this positon he will be aided by Manchester city’s Ederson who has been on form for his club during the previous league campaigns and Cassio who plays for Corinthians. The two will provide a backup option.
The Samba boys will be relying on the services of their former captain Thiago Silva in the defense. The experienced full back will be supported by Miranda who is currently the squad’s captain and the Madrid’s left back Marcelo. Brazil national team has too include Marquinhos and Danilo, the two are expected to bring the youthful vibrancy to the team. Danilo came in the squad in the dying minutes due to the injury of Dani Alves. Dani Alves was injured while playing for his club PSG in the finals of Coupe de France. He couldn’t recover in good time and therefore his replacement was sought. Lastly in the defense was the Atletico’s full back Felipe Luis. The defender recovered in time to be considered by Tite. The surprise inclusions were Pedro Geromel and Fagner. The two have no international experience but their efforts for their club teams saw them make the cut into the team.
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The World Cup in Russia will see the selecao depend on the following stars in the mid field. Manchester city’s Fernadinho will be fighting for the position with his Real Madrid’s counterpart Casemiro. One of them is expected to anchor the midfield. They will be supported by Willian, Renato Augusto, Barcelona’s Duo Paulinho and Philippe Countinho. The two have been at their best for the club and are without doubt expected to extend that for their country during the World Cup in Russia. Fred will complete the Brazil World Cup squad line-up for the midfield.
At the forefront, World Cup Brazil 2018 team will be looking at the services of their talisman Neymar to earn them as many Brazil World Cup wins as he is expected to. Though he hasn’t played for month due to a chronic injury, Neymar recovered in good time to earn himself a position in the Brazilian team. The world most expensive player will be played alongside the following in the squad line-up, Liverpool’s Roberto Firminho, Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, together with Taison and Douglas Costa.
This team will be entrusted in the able hands of Tite, Brazil national team coach. Tite took over the team form Dunga when he resigned following a dismal performance in the Copa America tournament. Previously he had been managing clubs. With his experience he has metamorphosed the squad and it evident that since they last won the World Cup, Brazil national team is playing one of the most admirable football one would wish to see. Under his tutelage, the team has only lost once.
In a nutshell, here is the Brazil 2018 World Cup squad for this year’s World Cup in Russia
Goalkeepers: Alisson from Roma Fc, Cassio, Corinthians Sao Paulo and Ederson from Man City.
Defenders: Miranda (Inter Milan), Fagner (Corinthians), Marquinhos and Thiago Silva from PSG, Danilo (Man City), Marcelo (Real Madrid) , Pedro Geromel (Gremio) and Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid)
Midfielders: Fernandinho from City, Casemiro (Real Madrid), Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho (FC Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk) and Willian from Chelsea.
Forwards: Neymar (Paris Saint Germain), Roberto Firminho (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk) and Douglas Costa from Juventus.
Coach: Tite (Adenor Leonardo Bacchi)
Probable line up
Probably this is how they are going to line up their first eleven players.
Allison, Miranda, Marquinhos, Marcelo, Danilo, Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus.
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Like mentioned earlier, Brazil boosts of numerous talents to choose from. That is why some player who would have been considered if only they were in other countries were snubbed. Majority of the countries in the World Cup would admire the services of David Luiz of Chelsea. He suffered an injury which led to a poor form for his club and thus the snub, Ale Sandro of Juventus, Giuliano too didn’t make it despite appearing severally on Tite’s reserve bench, and Hulk.
Brazil World Cup group 2018
Russia 2018 World Cup draws have seen Brazil placed in group E. They will be playing against Switzerland, Serbia and Costa Rica in the group stages.
Here are the soccer fixtures
- On 17th June they will play against Switzerland
- On 22nd June, Brazil plays against Costa Rica and their last match as per the soccer fixtures comes
- On 27th June when they play against Serbia.
In conclusion, much can be and has been said about the Brazil national team but it is definitely a winning team. Brazil 2018 World Cup squad has the hope of the entire country vested in them. As they head into Russia 2018 World Cup, Neymar as well as the other players in the team will be looking at emulating other Brazilian soccer legends. Their eyes are set at increasing their trophy count to six. The contribution of each player will therefore be counted upon.