Six Premier League stars in Brazil’s World Cup squad

Six Premier League players have been included in Brazil’s squad for the World Cup.

The Brazilian Football Federation on Monday announced the 23-man party which coach Tite has chosen to take to Russia.

Manchester City quartet Ederson, Danilo, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus are included, along with Chelsea’s Willian and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino.

There is no place, however, for Chelsea defender David Luiz, who fell out of favour under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge this season.

Barcelona’s former Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho and Paris St Germain’s Neymar are also in the squad.

Tite took the unusual step of naming 15 players guaranteed a place in his squad in an interview back in February. They included Firmino, Willian, Jesus and Fernandinho.

The only one of those 15 not in Monday’s final squad was Dani Alves, who has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee ligament injury.

Brazil will be looking to win the World Cup for a record sixth time in Russia.

They are in a group with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.

Brazil World Cup squad:

Alisson (Roma), Cassio (Corinthians), Ederson (Manchester City); Danilo (Manchester City), Geromel (Gremio), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris St Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan), Fagner (Corinthians), Thiago Silva (Paris St Germain); Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Paulinho (Barcelona), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Willian (Chelsea); Douglas Costa (Juventus), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (Paris St Germain), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk).

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