Brazil vs Russia & Germany
On Monday, Brazilian national team manager Tite announced his latest squad.
Brazil take on Russia and Germany in the next few weeks in a crucially important international break.
It’s the final set of matches for national teams before this summer’s 2018 World Cup.
For the record, Brazil have been drawn against Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in their World Cup group.
Calls-ups for Liverpool, Chelsea & Man City stars
Of course, the big news for Brazilis that Neymar is on the sidelines.
Neymar has undergone an operation to fix a broken metatarsal.
The PSG star is expected to be fit for this summer’s competition in Russia, however he’ll likely be on the sidelines for another couple of months.
TITE: "Not having Neymar this month? I see it as a fact. Our most important concern is his health and recovery."
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) March 12, 2018
So who made the cut?
Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino was called-up to the squad, as was former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
Chelsea midfielder Willian was also included in the squad. There was no place for David Luiz, however, as he’s injured.
As for Man City, goalie Ederson was picked in the squad alongside Fernandinho. Man City striker Gabriel Jesus was also in the squad.
Brazil’s squad revealed
The complete Brazilian squad for the next international break is as follows.
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Ederson, Neto.
Defenders: Dani Alves, Fagner, Rodrigo Caio, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel, Marcelo, Filipe Luis.
Midfielders: Casemiro, Fernandinho, Fred, Paulinho, Coutinho, Renato Augusto, Anderson Talisca, Willian.
Attackers: Douglas Costa, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, Taison, Willian José.