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Jesus and Martinelli in the Brazil squad for the World Cup | News

Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli have been selected for the Brazil squad for the 2022 World Cup as the Selecao aim to take home the trophy for the first time in 20 years.

The duo have been included in Tite’s 26-man shortlist who heads to Qatar to try and win the competition for the sixth time, with Jesus heading to his second World Cup, having started all five of Brazil’s matches in 2018 in Russia when they reached the quarterfinals. -finals before being eliminated by Belgium. He currently has 56 caps since his debut in 2016 and has scored 18 goals during that time, helping them win the 2019 Copa América.

Meanwhile, it’s a maiden World Cup for Martinelli, who won the first of three matches against Chile in March but has an Olympic gold medal to his name as part of the successful squad in 2020.

They will be part of a star-studded squad with a host of Premier League talent, with 12 players from these shores heading to Qatar, including the likes of Chelsea’s Thiago Silva, Manchester City and Liverpool goalkeepers Ederson and Alisson respectively. , Manchester United trio Antony , Casemiro and Newcastle United’s Fred and Bruno Guimaraes.

Brazil will start their campaign against Serbia on Thursday 24 November before a possible meeting with Granit Xhaka’s Switzerland four days later. They finish the group stage by taking on Cameroon on Friday, December 2.

Confirmed squad from Brazil:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)

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

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

Forwards: Antony (Manchester United), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Neymar (Paris Saint Germain), Pedro (Flamengo), Raphinha (Barcelona), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid)

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