Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Six Premier League stars in Brazil's World Cup squad

Six Premier League stars in Brazil's World Cup squad

Neymar has been confirmed in a Brazil 23-man World Cup squad of few surprises.

Brazil have made public their 23-man party to the 2018 FIFA World Cup holding in Russian Federation next month.

The three were the only home-based players in a squad that will go to Russian Federation as joint favorites having lost just one game in 19 since Tite took over in 2016.

They are in a group with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. "Geromel has been great during that whole period".

The only one of those 15 not in Monday's final squad was Dani Alves, who has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee ligament injury.

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After sweeping aside South American opponents in the World Cup qualifiers, Brazil are seen as one of the favourites at the World Cup.

Left back Filipe Luis, who recently returned to the Atletico Madrid side after fracturing his tibia, was selected as back up to Marcelo.

Cassio of Corinthians claimed the final slot for goalkeepers as all 23 players selected were among the total of 64 Tite has selected since his appointment in June 2016.

Coach Tite announced the team list at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro. After the match, they will return to London until June 8, when they depart for Vienna to take on Austria on June 10.

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