Brazil announce squad for Copa America

Copa America

Tournament hosts and reigning champions Brazil have announced their 24-man squad for the 2021 Copa America.

The Selecao will be hoping to retain their title as South American champions at this year's tournament by claiming a 10th Copa America trophy, and coach Tite has named a strong selection with the aim of doing exactly that.

Brazil's squad for the continent's showpiece competition includes a number of household names, including the likes of Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar, the Liverpool trio of Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino, and Chelsea defender Thiago Silva.

However, veteran fullback Dani Alves is among those who have not made the cut, alongside Juventus midfielder Arthur and FC Barcelona ace Philippe Coutinho, the latter of whom is still recovering from knee surgery.

The nine-time champions get their campaign underway against dark horses Venezuela on Sunday before facing Colombia, Peru and Ecuador in their remaining Group B (North Zone) encounters in the weeks to come.

Brazil's squad for the 2021 Copa America:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City) & Weverton (Palmeiras)

Defenders: Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid), Felipe (Atletico Madrid) & Emerson Royal (FC Barcelona)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Lucas Paqueta (Olympique Lyon), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo) & Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa)

Forwards: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Richarlison (Everton), Everton (Benfica), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo) & Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid)

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