Brazil World Cup Squad | The pair are among Tite’s 26 shortlisted players who will compete in Qatar to attempt to win the tournament for a sixth time, with Jesus playing in his second World Cup after starting all five of Brazil’s games in 2018 in Russia when they advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to Belgium. Since his 2016 debut, he has earned 56 caps. During that time, he scored 18 goals, helping them win the 2019 Copa America.

Martinelli, who earned his first of three caps against Chile back in March, is competing in his first World Cup, though he did win an Olympic gold medal with the victorious team in 2020.

They will be a part of a star-studded team that includes a wealth of Premier League talent, with 12 players from these shores traveling to Qatar, including Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United, Ederson and Alisson of Manchester City, and Thiago Silva of Chelsea. Other players from these shores include Antony, Casemiro, and Fred of Manchester United, and Ederson and Alisson of Manchester City and Liverpool, respectively.

On November 24, Brazil will play Serbia to open its campaign. Four days later, they may face Granit Xhaka’s Switzerland. On Friday, December 2, they play Cameroon to wrap off the group stage.

Brazil’s official roster:

Brazil World Cup Squad | Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), and Weverton are the goalkeepers (Palmeiras)

Defenders: Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva, Danilo (Juventus), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Alex Telles (Sevilla), Dani Alves (Pumas), Bremer (Juventus), Eder Militao (Real Madrid) (Chelsea)


Lucas Paqueta (Manchester United), Casemiro (Manchester United), Fabinho (Liverpool), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United), and Fred (Manchester United) (West Ham United)


Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur), Rafinha (Barcelona), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Pedro (Flamengo), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), and Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur) (Real Madrid)

After the Covid-19 epidemic. Squads could only have 23 players; this year, they can have up to 26 players. In accordance with regulation modifications that allow for five substitutes rather than three.

On Tuesday, November 15, at 5 a.m. AEDT. FIFA will accept roster submissions; later that day, all squad lists will be made public.