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The possible presence of historical Dani Alves and Philippe Coutinho and the last slots in the front, disputed by half a dozen luxury attackers, are among the doubts that the coach Tite will clear on Monday when he will announce the 26 summoned from Brazil for him Qatar World Cup.

The coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, Tite, has admitted that long ago he chose at least 19 of his summonedso that the last 7 were defined in the meeting that the technical commission of the Canarinha had last Friday in Rio de Janeiro and they are a secret kept under lock and key and that will only be known this Monday at 1:00 p.m. local time (11:00 a.m. in Ecuador).

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The disclosure of the list has generated great expectation not only at the national level, with the media reserving special spaces in their programming and disputing the available places in the press conference on Monday, but also internationally, since Brazil he is not only the only five-time world champion but also one of the big favorites for the title in Qatar.

Sports commentators agree that between the few doubts that Tite had left, in addition to whether he will summon Dani Alves and Philippe Coutinho, two of his favorites but currently in a bad moment, are the three names that will complete the list of nine forwards and one or two spots on defense.

The main doubt is in the list of strikers, as Brazil has plenty of big stars in this position and it can leave players out of the World Cup who would be undisputed starters in any other team.

In his latest calls, the coach has made it clear that he will take advantage of the fact that FIFA increased the squad list from 23 in previous editions of the World Cup to 26 in Qatar to add a striker to your roster, up to nine.

Some of the places in the lead are already guaranteedfor being the undisputed starters of Tite and for the good times they live in their teams, Neymar, Richarlison, Gabriel Jesus, Raphinha, Antony and Vinicius Junior.

would remain three quotas to be disputed by players of the height of Roberto Firmino, who was usual in the calls but has been losing space, and by Rodrygo, Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Barbosa Gabigol and Matheus Cunha, who have been summoned but intermittently.

One of the remaining places can be awarded to Pedro, the young Flamengo striker who was crowned champion and top scorer in the Libertadores a week ago. Tite has been watching him, has praised him and called him up for the last few games, in one of which he scored a great goal against Tunisia.

Pedro has the advantage of being a born center forward, one of the few in that position in Brazil.

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Rodrygo also has an advantage in the dispute due to his versatility, since he acts at both ends and in the center and has been decisive for Real Madrid.

One of the main doubts is whether Tite will give Daniel Alves the opportunity to say goodbye, a 39-year-old historical man, confidant of the coach, Canarinha captain, leader among the players and that he has given everything every time he has been called.

The former Barcelona player, one of the footballers with the highest number of titles in the world, has the disadvantage of being irregularly played with the Mexican Pumas but the advantage that Tite continues without a convincing player on the right side.

The lack in the position is such that the coach has come to improvise Éder Militao as a right back.

Philippe Coutinho generates the same doubt, another of Tite’s trusted men, the undisputed starter in the 2018 World Cup and with whom the coach has insisted since he took office despite the irregularities in his career.

His disadvantage is that he is still a reserve at Aston Villa, something that also happened to him recurrently at FC Barcelona and Bayern, and that his direct rival for the position is Éverton Ribeiro, another Flamengo player who shone with the conquest of the Libertadores , who also convinces Tite and who is having one of his best seasons.

Another open quota is that of the last defender, since three seem to have a guaranteed call: Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Éder Militao. Tite has summoned different players for that quota without any of them seeming to convince him, including Gabriel Magalhaes, Felipe, Bremer, Ibañez and Lucas Veríssimo.

The one who has the advantage is Magalhaes for being left-handed, which allows him to be improvised on the left side, and for the good moment he is experiencing at Arsenal, current leader of the English League.

With this background, the Brazilian soccer players who had a guaranteed spot according to most forecasts are:

– Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool-ING), Éderson (Manchester City-ING) and Weverton (Palmeiras).

– Defenders: Marquinhos (PSG-FRA), Thiago Silva (Chelsea-ING) and Éder Militao (Real Madrid-ESP), Danilo (Juventus-ITA) and Alex Sandro (Juventus-ITA).

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– Midfielders: Casemiro (Manchester United-ING), Fabinho (Liverpool-ING), Fred (Manchester United-ING), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle-ING) and Lucas Paquetá (West Ham-ING).

– Forwards: Neymar (PSG-FRA), Vinicius (Real Madrid-ESP), Richarlison (Tottenham-ING), Raphinha (Barcelona-ESP), Gabriel Jesús (Arsenal-ING) and Antony (Manchester United-ING). (D)

‘Few doubts’ in Brazil to make up the World Cup roster | Soccer | Sports