21st October 12:19 PM
Neymar included in Brazil 23-men squad for FIFA World Cup in Russia
By Iva Danford
Tuesday 15/05/2018
Neymar, the world's most expensive player, named in Brazil's 23-men squad for World Cup in Russia. [Photo:BBC]

Brazil have named their 23‑men squad for the World Cup in Russia which includes injured star player, Neymar.

The 26 year old had an operation on a fractured foot in March and the Brazil team doctor said he would be out of action for three months.

Other big names include, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Phillipe Coutinho, Casemiro and Thiago Silva.

Brazil will begin their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign against Switzerland at 6am on the 18th of next month.

Meanwhile, in the first match of this year’s FIFA World Cup , Russia will play Saudi Arabia at 3am on the 15th of next month.

Brazil have won the FIFA world cup five times.

Brazil squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians).

Defenders: Danilo (Manchester City), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Silva, Marquinhos (both PSG), Miranda (Inter Milan), Pedro Geromel (Gremio).

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Juventus).

Forward: Neymar (PSG), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).

Source:BBC Sports

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