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12 Stars Snubbed For Brazil's World Cup Squad

12 Stars Snubbed For Brazil's 2018 FIFA World Cup Squad

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By David Kappel - May 15, 2018 12:41 PM @kappilinho

Brazil manager Tite has announced his 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but he snubbed as many as 12 of the country's biggest stars.

Click through the gallery above to see 12 players who were snubbed for Brazil's World Cup squad.

The Selecao coach announced his squad for the tournament in Russia on Monday, opting to select just 23 names instead of a provisional squad, despite the deadline for the final World Cup squads being 4 June

However, Tite seems to have already settled on his preferred players, having announced 15 of his 23 players in February already.

Having to choose from a country filled with world-class talent, Tite had a few tough calls to make and opted to leave players such as Juventus left-back Alex Sandro and AS Monaco all-rounder Fabinho at home.

Chelsea's David Luiz was also not included in the squad after struggling for game time under Antonio Conte this season.

In fact, only six players from Brazil's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad – Thiago Silva, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Neymar and Willian – were once again called up by the five-time world champions.

Other Selecao stars who will have to watch the World Cup from home include Ligue 1 sensation Malcom and new FC Barcelona signing Arthur.

Read: Brazil Announce 23-man World Cup Squad

Brazil have been drawn in Group E alongside Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia, and will start their World Cup campaign on 17 June against the Swiss.

Click through the gallery above to see 12 stars who were snubbed for Brazil's Russia 2018 squad, and let us know in the comments section below which players you would have selected in your Brazil squad!


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So-Mathabo-KBY Joined: 29 Aug 2016
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So-Mathabo-KBY May 18, 2018 01:25 PM
Ricardo Nascimento also deserved a call up maan
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Schweinstriker_31 May 16, 2018 09:45 AM
Germany is coming for them
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Lihle May 15, 2018 08:28 PM
Rafinha.......
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Tlangii@Yahoo.com May 15, 2018 04:00 PM
eisan it's nt fair on Senior player like David Luis ...I hate Conte for ds..
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Line's Man... May 15, 2018 02:36 PM
This country is just a football heaven, no wonder they played in the finals for 3 consecutive years.
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 May 15, 2018 01:59 PM
But only 23 Can b Selected,plus Brazil can Choose from atleast 50+ players..Tite stil selected a Good Team
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Madredz Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Madredz May 15, 2018 01:28 PM
The coach knows what he want.

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