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Brazil announce squad for October international break

Published at :October 10, 2023 at 12:44 AM
Modified at :October 10, 2023 at 12:44 AM
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Aditya Chauhan

Brazil play two important World Cup qualifiers

Brazil have announced the team for the October international to be played against Venezuela and Uruguay. These two matches are a part of their World Cup qualification campaign.

All the teams in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualification have played two matches each. Brazil leads the group with two wins and a superior goal difference.

In the September international break, Brazil secured a 5-1 win in their first qualification match against Bolivia. Neymar and Rodrygo scored a brace in the match. This was followed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Peru away from home. Marquinhos scored the winner in 90+1 minutes to secure three points for his country.

There are a few changes to the squad for the October international break. Juventus defender Bremer returns to the squad along with Gabriel Jesus. There are a lot of Premier League representatives along with a couple from LaLiga and Ligue 1.

Brazil plays at home against Venezuela at Arena Pantanal. Venezuela have one win and one loss to their name. The second match is under Marcelo Bielsa's Uruguay at Estadio Centenario.

Neymar became the top scorer of the Brazilian national team by taking his tally to 79 goals at the international level. He is currently playing in Saudi Arabia for Al Hilal.

Brazil's 2026 World Cup Qualifier squad

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Lucas Perri (Botafogo)

Defenders: Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal), Bremer (Juventus), Marquinhos (PSG), Nino (Fluminense), Danilo (Juventus), Vanderson (AS Monaco), Caio Henrique (AS Monaco), Renan Lodi (Marseille)

Midfielders: Andre (Fluminense), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United), Casemiro (Manchester United), Gerson (Flamengo), Raphael Veiga (Palmeiras)

Forwards: Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Raphinha (Barcelona), Matheus Cunha (Wolves), Neymar Jr. (Al-Hilal), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur), Viniciur Jr. (Real Madrid)