Brazil Just Announced a Stacked 23-Man Squad for the World Cup

Neymar, Firmino and Fagner make the cut.

May 15th 2018

Brazil have announced their 23-man team for the World Cup, and it’s looking watertight.

Despite currently out injured with a broken metatarsal, Brazil’s poster boy Neymar makes the cut, along with stars such as Phillipe Coutinho, Marcelo and Casemiro.

There’s also a few surprise additions on the fringes, such as Shakhtar’s Fred and Taison and 28-year-old Corinthian right back Fagner, who is set to fill in for the injured Dani Alves. Check out the emotional scenes of Fagner and his family watching the squad announcement below.

Full Brazil squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians).

Defenders: Danilo (Manchester City), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Silva, Marquinhos (both PSG), Miranda (Inter Milan), Pedro Geromel (Gremio).

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Juventus).

Forward: Neymar (PSG), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).