Brazil national team coach Tite announced today the names of the 23 players who are expected to play in the 2018 Russia World Cup. The names were announced during an interview at the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) in Barra da Tijuca. Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro. Without Daniel Alves, who was removed from the roster because of a right knee injury, Tite chose Danilo and Fágner for the right-back.
Meet the Brazil national team players chosen by Tite:
Alisson Becker was born in Novo Hamburgo (RS), is 25 years old and 1.93 m tall.
He began his career at the Internacional de Porto Alegre, where he played from 2013 to 2016, when he was sold to Rome, Italy.
Also for the Gaucho team caught the attention of the then Brazilian coach, Dunga, and was called for the first time in 2015.
His first game for Brazil was against Venezuela, in a game valid for the World Cup qualifiers.
In the Best Award, awarded by the International Football Federation (Fédération Internationale de Football) in September last year, Alisson was considered the eighth best goalkeeper in the world. He is in Brazil national team for world cup.
Ederson Santana de Moraes was, until recently, unknown to Brazilian fans who do not follow football in other countries. That’s because he only acted professionally in Europe.
In Brazil, Ederson passed through the base divisions of São Paulo but was not used by the club. He then decided to try his luck in Portugal, where he was hired by Benfica in 2009.
In the Portuguese team, it showed quality in the goal and happened to interest to several clubs, among them, the Manchester City, of England, that paid about 40 million euros.
The São Paulo is considered the second most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football, second only to the Italian Gianluigi Buffon. Ederson is an absolute starter and very much celebrated by City fans.
Ederson was born in Osasco (SP), is 24 years old and 1.88 m tall. In the Best The prize, he was among the 15 best goalkeepers in the world, tied with six other goalkeepers in ninth position.
Cássio Ramos, 30 years old and 1.95 m tall, was born in Veranópolis (RS). He started his professional career at Grêmio in 2005 but had few opportunities in the starting lineup and finished selling to PSV in Holland in 2007 at the age of 20.
In the European country, he also played in Sparta Rotterdam but did not start as a starter in either team.
In 2012, he returned to Brazil, hired by Corinthians. It was at the São Paulo club that he excelled. In the Libertadores of that year made fundamental defenses, that helped to guarantee the title of the competition, under the command of Tite. He was also featured in the Interclubes World Cup of 2012 when the club of São Paulo beat Chelsea by 1×0.
Fagner Lemos, 28, was born in São Paulo. He started at Corinthians in 2006, but left the club in 2007 and went through Vitória, Bahia, and PSV, the Netherlands, but without success.
When he arrived in Vasco in 2009, he won the confidence of the coach and the fans. In 2011, he was champion of the Brazil Cup by the club from Rio.
In 2012, he left Vasco and went to Wolfsburg, Germany. He spent two years at the club and returned to Brazil for Vasco.
In 2014, he returned to Corinthians and was Brazilian champion the following year. He won the competition again in 2017 when he was elected in several awards, the best right back in the country. He is in Brazil national team for world cup.
Danilo Luiz da Silva is 26 years old and was born in Bicas (MG). In America, Belo Horizonte began his career and moved to Santos in 2010.
In 2011, he was the Libertadores champion for the team from São Paulo, playing alongside Neymar and Paulo Henrique Ganso.
The following year, he went to Porto, Portugal, where he excelled in the position and drew attention from Real Madrid, who hired him in 2015. In July 2017, he was sold to Manchester City, England.
Considered by the specialized press as the best left-back in the world today, Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior was revealed by Fluminense.
He started in the base categories of the tricolor and moved up to the professional team in 2005. In 2007, he moved to Real Madrid.
The club, Madrid was gradually emerging and is today one of the pillars of the team, with Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Toni Kroos (Germany).
In the Best prize, Marcelo was chosen left-back of the “ideal team”, composed of players from several countries. He is in Brazil national team for world cup.
It is the fourth time he is elected to the ideal team. Marcelo was born in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), is 29 years old and goes to his second World Cup.
Filipe Luís is another case of players that only became known by the majority of Brazilians after a sequence of good performances in Europe.
Was born in Jaraguá do Sul (SC) and is 32 years old. He started in Figueirense in 2003, but the following year went to Holland, where he played for Ajax.
In 2005, he went to Spain. After a passage for Real Madrid B, he was hired by La Coruña. After four years, he started playing for Atlético de Madrid.
He performed well in the Spanish capital and drew the attention of Chelsea, England, who hired him in 2014. He is in Brazil national team for world cup.
However, he stayed only a year in the London club and returned to Atletico Madrid. For the Brazilian national team, Filipe Luís had a period of ownership when Dunga was the coach in 2015 and 2016.
João Miranda de Souza Filho was born in Paranavaí (PR), is 33 years old and was revealed by Coritiba. Soon, it was to play in the Sochaux, of France, and the following year, in 2005, was acquired by São Paulo.
For the São Paulo tricolor, he won the Brazilian three-time championship. In 2011, he moved to Atletico Madrid, Spain.
He was Spanish champion in the season 2013/2014 and began to be called more frequently in the calls for the selection. Miranda currently plays for Italy’s Internazionale.
Marcos Aoás Corrêa was born in São Paulo (SP), is 23 years old and was revealed by Corinthians. He played in the São Paulo club in 2011 and part of 2012.
In the second half of 2012, still at 18, he went to Rome, Italy. It had a rapid rise that, in July of the following year, was sold to the Paris Saint-German, of France.
In the French team, although defender, has played more frequently as a right-back. He made his debut for the Brazilian national team in 2013 and started the Olympic champion team at the Rio de Janeiro games in 2016.
Thiago Silva was born in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and is 33 years old. At the beginning of his career he went to clubs like Palmeiras, from São Paulo; Youth, Rio Grande do Sul and Dynamo Moscow, Russia.
In Russia, he had a serious health problem and returned to Brazil in 2006, being hired by Fluminense.
It was in Rio de Janeiro that he excelled and, at the end of 2008, was sold to Milan, Italy, where he established himself as one of the best defenders in the world. In 2012, he went to Paris Saint-Germain.
Was summoned for the 2010 World Cup, but did not get to enter the field. In 2014, he was the owner and captain of the team.
After winning the Chilean penalty shootout in the last 16, he was criticized for being considered emotionally unstable for a captain. He is in Brazil national team for world cup.
Called “Geronimo” by Grêmio fans, Pedro Geromel was voted best defender in Brazilian football.
He was born in São Paulo, 32 years old and 1.90 m. He played in the base division in São Paulo clubs, but made his professional debut in Portugal, at the Desportivo de Chaves, the second division team in the country.
In the middle of 2005, he was hired by Vitória de Guimarães, a team of the first division of the Portuguese championship.
Geromel also played for Cologne, Germany, and Mallorca from Spain to reach Grêmio in 2014. It is the pillar of the defending champion’s team last year and will play his first World Cup.
Carlos Henrique Casemiro was born in São José dos Campos (SP) and is 26 years old. It was revealed by São Paulo in 2010 and featured in the Brazilian national team, in the same generation as Neymar and Phillipe Coutinho.
Real Madrid brought in 2013. The Spanish team, however, lent it to Porto, Portugal.
In June 2015, Real Madrid brought Casemiro back to the cast and currently owns the team, considered one of the strongest in the world. He is in Brazil national team for the world cup and he is a good midfielder. Continue reading- 10 sports for a healthy life
Fernando Luiz Roza is a native of Londrina and is 33 years old. He began his professional career at Atlético Paranaense in 2001.
In 2005, he was transferred to Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine. He gained international prominence when he started playing for England’s Manchester City in 2013.
Fernandinho is part of the group that competed for the 2014 World Cup. He started the competition as a reserve but won the starting berth from the last 16 after entering the second half of the match against Cameroon, still in the first phase, and make the midfield more dynamic and offensive.
José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior, or just Paulinho, was born in São Paulo (SP) and is 29 years old. He appeared nationally at Corinthians in 2010.
Paulinho was part of the Brazilian champion team in 2011 and champion of the Libertadores in 2012 and world champion of clubs that same year.
In 2013, Paulinho went to Tottenham, England. And from there, in 2015, managed to be transferred to Guangzhou Evergrande, China.
Two years later, he went to play in Barcelona. Paulinho was in the group that competed in the 2014 World Cup, having started five of his seven matches in the tournament.
Frederico Rodrigues Santos, 25, was born in Belo Horizonte. He played in the base divisions of Atletico Mineiro but started professionally at Internacional de Porto Alegre.
A year and a half later, he was hired by Shakhtar Donetsk. He’s been on the Ukrainian team ever since. He was called up for the Brazilian team for the first time in 2014, for friendly matches in November.
Fred was in the squad of the selection that disputed the Copa America of 2015, in Chile, when the team was eliminated by Paraguay in the quarterfinals.
Renato Augusto is 30 years old and was born in Rio de Janeiro. It was revealed in Flamengo, where he excelled in the professional team like a classic 10 shirt.
It soon caught the attention of the European market and was sold to Bayer Leverkusen, Germany, in 2008.
He stayed in Germany for four years, where he performed well and was called to the Brazilian national team.
At the end of 2012, he decided to return to Brazil and signed with Corinthians, where he remained until the end of 2015. The following year, he went to the Beijing Guoan of China.
For the selection, it was part of the team Olympic champion of soccer, in the games of 2016.
Philippe Coutinho, 25, was born in Rio de Janeiro. It was revealed by Vasco da Gama, where he still stood out in the base categories.
The quality of the young player aroused the interest of Internazionale, from Italy, who acquired it even before he started playing for Vasco’s main team. As a minor, Coutinho continued in the club in Rio.
He played in Vasco’s main team one year from 2009 to 2010. In July 2010, when he turned 18, he went to Italy.
After passing through Spain, Coutinho in early 2013 was sold to Liverpool, England, and became the idol of English fans and the key piece of the team. At the beginning of 2018, it was sold by millionaire figures to the Barcelona, of Spain. He is in Brazil national team for world cup 2018 and he can do a lot of things.
Willian Borges da Silva began his career at Corinthians and was sold to Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine in the middle of the year 2007. He played six years in the country and was one of the highlights.
After a quick pass through Anzhi, Russia, he went to Chelsea, England. In the English club, he acts regularly and was one of the highlights of the team in the conquest of the national championship, in the season 2016-2017. He is in Brazil national team for world cup.
For the Brazilian national team, he was called up for the first time in 2011. He was part of the group that competed for the 2014 World Cup and Copa America in 2015. Willian was born in Ribeirão Pires (SP) and is 29 years old.
Douglas Costa, 27, was born in Sapucaia do Sul (RS). He began his career at Grêmio, where he played until 2009.
In early 2010 went to Shakhtar Donetsk. He spent four and a half years in Ukraine before transferring to Bayern Munich, Germany.
Douglas Costa currently plays for Juventus in Italy after two years in Germany. He was called up for the 2016 Olympic Games but was injured and cut off from the team. He is in Brazil national team for world cup 2018.
Taison Barcellos Freda is 30 years old and was born in Pelotas (RS). He called attention to his ability in the first club he defended professionally, Internacional.
In 2010, went to Ukrainian football. First, he defended Metalist and, two years later, went to Shakhtar Donetsk, where he remains until today. He is in Brazil national team for world cup 2018.
Taison had few opportunities in the Brazilian national team, being called for the first time in 2016, in order to dispute games of the qualifiers of the Cup.
Roberto Firmino, 26, was born in Maceió (AL). He played in the basic categories of the CRB. But began his professional career for Figueirense, from Santa Catarina.
Playing for the team from Santa Catarina attracted the attention of Hoffenheim, a club of Germany. He moved there in early 2011 where he played until the middle of 2015.
His football caught the attention of Dunga, then coach of the Brazilian team. He was called up for friendly matches in November 2014, and the following year he was part of the cast that was fifth in the Copa America 2015. He is in Brazil national team for world cup 2018.
Gabriel Jesus, 21, was born in the city of São Paulo (SP). He started his professional career at Palmeiras in 2015.
Was the highlight of the team the following year, when Palmeiras won the Brazilian championship.
In 2017, he went to Manchester City, England. In the English club, he excelled on arrival, with good performances and important goals.
It happened to be called frequently for the Brazilian selection in 2016. He was part of the Olympic champion team in the games of Rio de Janeiro.
Considered the greatest revelation of Brazilian football in the last decade and one of the best players in the world today, Neymar da Silva Júnior emerged as a promise to crack at the age of 16 in Santos.
In 2009, at age 17, he was the main player of the team. Santos managed to keep the player in the country until the middle of 2013. Even though he is already a worldwide highlight.
That year he was sold to Barcelona, where he stayed for four years. Conquered important titles in the Catalan team, such as the UEFA Champions League and Interclubes World Cup.
In 2017, Paris Saint-Germain paid the equivalent of $ 821 million to get it out of Spain.
For the Brazilian national team, he played the 2014 World Cup until he injured in the quarter-finals against Colombia. He was part of the Olympic champion team in the Rio de Janeiro games. He was born in Mogi das Cruzes (SP) and is 26 years old.
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