Neymar Jr.

Tite selects the players for the National Brazilian Team for the first time in 2017

The next National Brazilian Team’s duels for the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers are coming. And for that, this Friday (3), at 11h (Brazilian time), the coach Tite made his first call-up of the year, selecting the 23 athletes that will face these challenges.

The Brazilian squad’s trainer tried to maintain the formation that earned him some victories in 2016, but added some new pieces to his strategy. Players like the goalkeeper Ederson, Diego Souza and Flamengo’s striker, Diego, will debut on the team. With Gabriel Jesus injured, the coach could not select one of his main athletes.

With the National Brazilian Team, Neymar Jr. will face his Barça teammate, Luis Suárez, March 23, in the match against Uruguay, at the Estádio Centenário. In the second duel of the month, March 28, Brazil will play against Paraguay, at Arena Corinthians.

Check out the list of the selected players:

Goalkeepers

Alisson (Roma)

Weverton (Atlético-PR)

Ederson (Benfica)

Defenders

Gil (Shandong Luneng)

Marquinhos (PSG)

Miranda (Inter de Milão)

Thiago Silva (PSG)

Left and right siders

Daniel Alves (Juventus)

Fagner (Corinthians)

Filipe Luis (Atlético Madrid)

Marcelo (Real Madrid)

Midfielders

Casemiro (Real Madrid)

Diego (Flamengo)

Fernandinho (Manchester City)

Giuliano (Zenit)

Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande)

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

Renato Augusto (Beijing )

Willian (Chelsea)

Strikers

Diego Souza (Sport)

Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich)

Firmino (Liverpool)

Neymar Jr. (Barcelona)