Brazil summons Dani Alves for the World Cup in Qatar

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  • The former Barça defender (39 years old) will be the oldest in the history of his country to participate in the tournament, beating Djalma Santos.

  • Raphinha is also on Tite's list, but Coutinho has been left out.

Brazil summons Dani Alves for the World Cup in Qatar

Dani Alves has achieved his goal; site: will participate in the world Cup. The 39-year-old captain of the Brazilian national team is among the 26 called up by Tite to play in the Qatar tournament, after the coach announced the list a week before the term will expire. He did not want to wait any longer for the coach, as if he had very clear ideas about the composition of the squad. And the veteran defender, who has been training with Barcelona Atlètic since October 12 to keep in shape, after a brief period with Pumas de México, will fight for the fight. for expanding his sporting record.

You are already, Alves, the most successful footballer in history. The only thing missing is the World Cup after having achieved the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.It's your last chance. “It is a complement in the technical and tactical part. The technical and individual quality that Dani Alves provides in this aspect of creation is impressive, of being an organizer, an articulator”, explained Tite, anticipating that he will wear the captain's armband every time he is lined up .

Before the tournament, the former Barça player had already broken another record: that of the oldest Brazilian international to participate in a World Cup. >Djalma Santos, also a right-back, who participated in England-1966 at the age of 37.

“He is a fantastic player, committed to the new, he is very good at managing the external environment,” explained César Sampaio, Tite's assistant, to justify the inclusion of the winger. “I also had doubts -added Sampaio- that you had because of the championship level I was playing and it surprised me again”, he stressed, alluding to the physical form of Alves. “At his age, 39, most people already think about retirement. I retired earlier.”

Those doubts were generated by the absence of Alves in the September call. The defense alleged that he was not in sufficient physical condition. But now, it is. “He is the same one who was with us throughout 2022 and at the 2021 Olympics. Our conclusion is that he is fit “, he confirmed. ; Fábio Mahseredjian, physical trainer for the national team.

Va Dani Alves and va Raphinha, who will huge competition at right wing with Antony, the Manchester United winger and who will be his rival in the Europa League tie with Bar & ccedil; a. It's not going, however, Philippe Coutinho, an exclusion that confirms what was the most expensive signing in the world in 2018. Nor Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), another of the former illustrious names.

The 26 called up from Brazil

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Ederson, Weverton

Defenders: Dani Alves, Danilo, Militao, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Sandro, Alex Telles, Bremer.

Midfielders: Lucas Paquetá;, Fred , Bruno Guimaraes, Casemiro, Everton Ribeiro, Fabinho.

Forwards: Antony, Raphinha, Richarlison, Gabriel Jesus, Martinelli, Neymar, Pedro, Vinicius, Rodrygo.

The list of Brazil