Brazil Announces Seleção to Play 2018 World Cup

Among the 23 players, twenty play for foreign teams outside Brazil and six also played in the 2014 World Cup.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With a little over two months before their first game in this year’s World Cup in Russia, Brazil has announced its 23-player team. Brazilian soccer coach, Tite, read off the names on Monday afternoon to a room full of reporters of those who will be part of Brazil's Seleção (National Team).

The coach said his choices for the team were based on individual characteristics of each player, not giving into pressure from clubs or fans. "Consistency of career; of work within the national team and within . . .

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