Brazil

The world’s greatest international side Brazil have announced their squad for November’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

One of the standout omissions is without doubt Real Madrid’s in-form Vinicius Junior who has been left out despite delivering nine goals and five assists in 14 games.

FC Barcelona’s forward Phillipe Coutinho has earned a surprise call after just one goal in eight appearances at the back of a long injury layoff.

Full Brazil squad

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Gabriel Chapeco (Gremio)

Defenders: Danilo (Juventus), Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Lucas Verissimo (Benfica), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Gerson (Marseille), Lucas Paqueta (Lyon), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona)

Forwards: Antony (Ajax), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Raphinha (Leeds United).

The Selecao will battle two South American giants, starting with Colombia before locking horns with Argentina.

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