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Brazil Announces Squad For FIFA World Cup 2018, Neymar Makes The Cut

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| May 15 , 2018 , 13:15 IST

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has been named in the Brazilian squad that will be travelling to Russia for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018. Coach Tite announced the team in a press conference on Monday.

Neymar who has been injured for two months and hasn’t played a game since he had a surgery on his broken foot, will likely be relieved with this news as his fitness was in question.

The former Barcelona winger is probably the most important player for Brazil as he has the ability to win any game on his own.

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Along with the announcement of Neymar, Tite also named four Manchester City players in Gabriel Jesus, Danilo, Fernandinho and Ederson.

Veteran full-back Dani Alves who is on the sidelines due to an ankle injury has been replaced by Fagner who plays in the Russian League.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma/ITA), Cassio (Corinthians/BRA), Ederson (Man City/ENG),

Defenders: Danilo (Man City/ENG), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid/ESP), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Miranda (Inter Milan/ITA), Marquinhos (PSG/FRA), Thiago Silva (PSG/FRA), Geromel (Gremio)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid/ESP), Fernandinho (Man City/ENG), Paulinho (Barcelona/ESP), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan/CHN), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk/UKR), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona/ESP), Willian (Chelsea/ENG)

Forwards: Neymar (PSG/FRA), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City/ENG), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/ENG), Douglas Costa (Juventus/ITA), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk/UKR)