Brazil coach Tite has revealed 15 players who are guaranteed a place in his World Cup squad for this summer’s tournament in Russia.
Tite took the unusual step in an interview with UOL Esporte, revealing a partial squad led by four players from Paris Saint-Germain: Daniel Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Neymar.
From the Premier League, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, Chelsea’s Willian and Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho are included.
Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho, Real Madrid’s Casemiro and Marcelo, Roma goalkeeper Alisson, Miranda of Inter Milan and Renato Augusto of Beijing Guoan were the other players named.
Tite’s list leaves eight spots still to be decided for the likes of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro and winger Douglas Costa and Manchester City keeper Ederson.
The manager was quoted as saying: “The list is open in one part and closed in another.”