BRAZIL LINE OUT JESUS, NEYMAR AGAINST NIGERIA, SENEGAL

The players that will feature for Brazil in the high profile friendly match with Nigeria have been unveiled.

Sports Village Square gathered from the official website of Brazil Football Confederation that Coach Tite has released the list for the friendly match to be played in Singapore against Senegal and Nigeria.

The list includes Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City and PSG’s Neymar.

In the 23-man list are some returnees and three newcomers. Rodrigo Caio and Gabriel Barbosa, who won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, are back. 

Gabriel Jesus returns after suspension, just as Danilo was also called again. Already called for the first time are goalkeeper Santos, left-back Renan Lodi and midfielder Matheus Henrique. 

In revealing the squad, Coach Tite remarked that he had to be very careful in choosing the players for the African challenge.

“I seek in my professional life to look at different sides of situations for everyone to win. Right now it is the national team, clubs and athletes. 

“President Landim knows us very well, knows his work and accompanies us. And you know how much we care about that. Reconciling all factors in this win-win is not impossible. 

“I saw Gabriel Barbosa’s manifestation of how proud he would be to be in the Brazilian team. 

“Now is the preparation period, now will come qualifying period, World Cup and America’s Cup. To form this final team, I have to give it a chance”

The squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Ederson – Manchester City (ENG), Santos – Athletico  and Weverton – Palmeiras

DEFENDERS: Daniel Alves – Sao Paulo, Danilo – Juventus (ITA), Alex Sandro – Juventus (ITA), Renan Lodi – Atletico Madrid (ESP), Rodrigo Caio – Flamengo, Marquinhos – Paris Saint Germain (FRA), Thiago Silva – Paris Saint Germain (FRA) and Eder Militão – Real Madrid (ESP).

MIDFIELDERS: Casemiro – Real Madrid (ESP), Fabinho – Liverpool (ENG), Arthur – Barcelona (ESP), Matheus Henrique – Guild, Lucas Paquetá – Milan (ITA) and Philippe Coutinho – Bayern Munich (GER)

ATTACKERS: Richarlison – Everton (ENG), Gabriel Barbosa – Flemish, Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City (ENG), Roberto Firmino – Liverpool (ENG), Neymar – Paris Saint Germain (FRA) and Everton – Guild 

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