There are yet more familiar faces in central defence, with Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva an option alongside Real Madrid stalwart Eder Militao , Paris Saint-Germain captain Marquinhos and Juventus summer signing Gleison Bremer . Juve duo Danilo and Alex Sandro will compete for minutes in the full-back slots with Telles and Dani Alves , who is 39 years old and plying his trade with Mexican side Club Universidad Nacional.

In midfield, Liverpool’s Fabinho , West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta , Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes and Flamengo’s Everton Ribeiro join Casemiro and Fred. There is another player from Rio de Janeiro-based Flamengo in attack in the form of Pedro , but the rest of Tite’s options ply their trade in Europe.

Alongside Antony, Jesus and Martinelli, PSG superstar Neymar , Barcelona’s Raphinha , Tottenham’s Richarlison and Real Madrid pair Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. round off the squad. There is no room for Liverpool fan-favourite Roberto Firmino.

Speaking last week, Neymar picked out England as one of Brazil’s main rivals for World Cup glory, while Tite previously said: “I’m expectant but focused. We reached the World Cup; now it’s time to reach the final and be champions. This is the truth.”

Squad announcements will continue to trickle in over the coming days, with Gareth Southgate set to name his Three Lions selections on Thursday. England reached the semi-finals of the World Cup four years ago, where they were defeated by Croatia, before taking on Italy in the Euro 2020 final last summer and losing on penalties.