A brilliant clip of the moment that Brazilian defender Fagner discovered that he had been named in the Selecao’s squad for this summer’s World Cup has emerged online.
Following the finish of several of European football’s top leagues this past weekend, the attention of large sections of football fans the world over have now switched to international matters, with the World Cup set to begin in Russia in 30 days’ time.
In addition, the management teams of all 32 countries set to travel to Russia have begun whittling down the number of players whom they will depend on for international football’s biggest showpiece.
After the likes of Argentina and Croatia named their provisional squads for the tournament yesterday, Brazil have since gone one better, by confirming their finalised 23-man panel.
There are 6 representatives from the Premier League, in the form of Ederson, Danilo, Fernandinho, Willian, Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus, but no room for either David Luiz or Alex Sandro:
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) May 14, 2018
Another of those to have made the cut is Corinthians defender Fagner, with heartwarming footage of the moment that the stopper discovered that he would be part of the Selecao contingent travelling to Russia next month having since come to the fore online:
Festa na casa do lateral direito Fagner… CONVOCADO PARA A SELEÇÃO BRASILEIRA! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/yPIDns1Ixk
— Alex Tobias (@AlexNegrunes) May 14, 2018