Brazil head coach Tite has confirmed some of the players who will be in his squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
The 56-year-old has somewhat surprisingly revealed 15 of the 23 players who will be on the plane in June, with Chelsea’s Willian, Manchester City duo Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus on the list.
Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has also been named, while his former Merseyside teammate Philippe Coutinho also makes the cut, as well as ex-Tottenham midfielder Paulinho.
Fifa allows nations to initially submit a 25-man provisional squad, before naming their final 23-man list on June 4
Tite even went as far as revealing his starting XI before naming both Willian and Fernandinho as squad members.
“The 11 who will start are Alisson; Marcelo, Miranda, Marquinhos, Daniel Alves; Paulinho, Renato Augusto and Casemiro, Neymar, Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus,” Tite said in an interview with UOL Esportes.