Final List of 26 Players Brazil World Cup Squad

Brazil will be hunting for the title of winning the first World cup in two decades when they take the field in Qatar, and here is the list of the final 26 players of Brazil’s World Cup squad that step in together.

The South American giants go into the 2022 tournament as the top-ranked team in the world, and many of the names on the list of manager Tite are domestic names playing for some of the main club teams in the world.

Tite’s side has won seven straight matches heading into the tournament and hasn’t lost any of their past 15 games. 

But the fact remains that the lengthy World Cup lack will weigh up on the squad, given the expectations back home as they search for a sixth World Cup title.

Tite named his final 26-man squad on Monday, November 7, seven days before the FIFA-imposed deadline of November 14.

The surprise name on the list is 39-year-old Dani Alves, who didn’t have the best seasons with Pumas UNAM in Mexico.

He’s assumed to be Danilo’s backup at right-back, and he was preferred over Tottenham’s Emerson Royal. Alves will be among the oldest players in World Cup history to take the playing field in Qatar.

Here are the Final 26 players of the Brazil World Cup Squad list with its position:

1GKAlissonLiverpool (ENG)
23GKEdersonManchester City (ENG)
12GKWevertonPalmeiras (BRA)
4DEFMarquinhosPSG (FRA) 
14DEFEder MilitaoReal Madrid (SPA)
3DEFThiago SilvaChelsea (ENG)
2DEFDaniloJuventus (ITA)
16DEFAlex TellesSevilla (SPA)
13DEFDani AlvesPumas UNAM (MEX)
6DEFAlex SandroJuventus (ITA)
24DEFBremerJuventus (ITA)
15MIDFabinhoLiverpool (ENG)
5MIDCasemiroManchester United (ENG)
17MIDBruno GuimaraesNewcastle United (ENG)
8MIDFredManchester United (ENG)
7MIDLucas PaquetaWest Ham (ENG)
22MIDEverton RibeiroFlamengo (BRA)
26FWDGabriel MartinelliArsenal (ENG)
20FWDVinicius Jr.Real Madrid (SPA)
10FWDNeymarPSG (FRA)
19FWDAntonyManchester United (ENG)
21FWDRodrygoReal Madrid (SPA)
11FWDRaphinhaBarcelona (SPA)
9FWDRicharlisonTottenham (ENG)
25FWDPedroFlamengo (BRA)
18FWDGabriel JesusArsenal (ENG)

Philippe Coutinho will miss the World Cup due to a right thigh injury that will keep him out for six weeks, according to reports in Brazil, yet his club performance may have been enough given how poorly he started the 2022–23 season with Aston Villa.

Brazil Team Stars, Strengths & Weaknesses

On a seven-game winning run, Brazil has found form at the perfect time heading into the 2022 World Cup.

They are among the leading contenders to win the game, and expectations will be sky-high back home. 


Big names don’t get much bigger than Neymar, and the PSG attacker will head into the World Cup injury free and in fine form at the club level. 

This current Brazil team isn’t short of Premier League stars, with the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison all looking ready to light up in Qatar. Richarlison’s latest recent injury probably won’t stop him from traveling to Qatar, but Coutinho of Aston Villa wasn’t as blessed.


A key factor of any booming Brazilian side is the attack, and they won’t be lacking in this region for the 2022 World Cup.

Tite has his star-studded side playing some great attacking football and scored three or more goals in six of their last seven matches leading up to the tournament. Those strikes have been shared around, too, with no single player carrying Brazil in the final third. 


As with most attack-minded teams, defense inevitably becomes an area of concern, which is the case for Brazil. A lack of pace in their backline leaves them defenseless to counter-attacks, mainly when their full-backs are caught out of point.

Another reason for concern is their current World Cup record, with Brazil knocked out in the quarter-finals in 2018 and notoriously beaten 7-1 by Germany in the 2014 semi-finals. Those results could see doubt again creep in as they chase redemption in Qatar. 

Brazil World Cup group

Brazil, Switzerland, Cameroon, and Serbia were all selected in Group G. The Selecao have only ever failed to flee a World Cup group twice (1930 and 1966) and will be strong competitors to top Group G in 2022. 

Should they do that, in the Round of 16, they’d face the runner-up from Group H, that contains Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea. 

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Thurs, November 24Switzerland vs. Cameroon5 a.m.Al Janoub Stadium
Thurs, November 24Brazil vs. Serbia2 p.m.Lusail Stadium
Mon, November 28Cameroon vs. Serbia5 a.m.Al Janoub Stadium
Mon, November 28Brazil vs. Switzerland11 a.m.Stadium 974
Fri, December 2Cameroon vs. Brazil2 p.m.Lusail Stadium
Fri, December 2Serbia vs. Switzerland2 p.m.Stadium 974

Once the final 26-man roster is official, taking part in World Cup teams can only make changes before the tournament’s first game and only in case of unusual situations.

According to the tournament’s official rules, a player on the final list may only be replaced in the event of a significant illness or injury up to 24 hours before the start of his team’s first match.

The team in question would need to submit a medical report to FIFA. If the world governing body determines “the injury or illness is sufficiently serious about preventing the player from taking part in the FIFA World Cup,” the replacement will be allowed. Therefore, the substitute player must be chosen from the tentative list of players FIFA received in October.

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