Here are the 26 probable players that coach Bacchi will call for the Qatar 2022 World Cup: few senators, Alex Sandro and Arthur looking for confirmation
We are at the beginning of August but most of the leagues have already started, and in particular three of the five top European leagues, in the Liga and Serie A stages that will kick off in the weekend that is approaching. The motivation, as we all know by now, are the first world championships in history played in winter, those of Qatar 2022
Among the national teams that start with the favors of the prediction, there can only be the Brazil of Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, the green-gold national who also holds the record for the most world championships won in history , five, ahead of Italy and Germany with four. The South Americans haven’t won one since 2002, 20 years old, and are looking for revenge after losing the Copa America final to Argentina last summer.
Being one of the top seeds Brazil received a fairly favorable draw for the group. The Brazilians ended up in group G together with Switzerland, Serbia and Cameroon.
On the other hand, things look more complicated in case of passage to the knockout phase of the tournament, where if qualified first, the Brazilians will have to face the second qualifier of group H (made up of Portugal, Uruguay, Ghana and the Republic of Korea), if they pass the second round will be waiting for them instead of the first qualifier of group H.
The path of Brazil and its protagonists
Brazil gained access to the rounds of the Qatar 2022 World Cup thanks to the first place in the South American single qualifying round . To get a place in the world championship, the Brazilians had to face all the South American national teams, such as Argentina and Uruguay.
As already mentioned, the boys from Bacchi obtained the first place in the group, with 45 points in 17 games, trailing Argentina second by six points . Like the Argentines, compared to all the other national teams, the Brazilian one played one game less thanks to the match canceled against Argentina. In the qualification process, the verdeoro scored 14 wins and three draws, while the defeats were zero, just like the albiceleste. However, Brazil ended with the best attack, 40 goals to their credit, and the best defense, just five goals conceded.
The driver and lighthouse of the team was obviously the number 10 of Paris Saint-Germain Neymar Junior . The talented striker finished in second place among the best scorers of the group with eight goals, and there were even 10 assists, which made him win the title of best assistman ever. Richarlison also did very well , for the new signing of Tottenham six goals. Before the qualifying round he had scored eight overall goals for the senior national team.
The 26 probable players called up by coach Bacchi
Ederson (Manchester City)
Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain)
Eder Militao (Real Madrid)
Gabriel Megalhaes (Arsenal)
Leo Ortiz (Red Bull Bragantino)
Alex Telles (Sevilla)
Alex Sandro (Juventus)
Guilherme Arana (Atletico Mineiro)
Casemiro (Real Madrid)
Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle)
Fred (Manchester United)
Lucas Paqueta (Lyon)
Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)
Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa)
Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal)
The ballots of Brazil
There are 26 players that coach Bacchi will have to bring to Qatar 2022 . A bit like all the South American national teams, however, the Brazilian one is also full of talents, some of them very young, who might deserve a chance. However, choices have to be made. Choices that will also be influenced by the physical conditions of the players after the first months of the new season, much will in fact depend on the state of form around the end of October, when the squad lists for the World Cup will probably arrive.
In the current state of affairs there are some players who, barring unforeseen circumstances, will be 100% part of the Brazilian squad at the next World Cup. Among these certainly Neymar, Richarlison, Alisson, Ederson, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and more. On some, however, the coach will have to dissolve his reservations and clarify his doubts, on this he will be helped a lot by the matches that separate August from the beginning of the world championship.
If in goal the choices will almost certainly be those. In defense there is already the first doubt, that concerning Dani Ales , one of the most successful players in history. The former Barcelona full-back has recently signed with UNAM Pumas and is aiming for the call-up, but he will have to contend with one of the other full-backs who play in more competitive leagues and are in better shape at the moment.
Even in midfield more or less the choices should be those. However, there is a midfielder who paws and is looking for a new call-up to convince Mr. Bacchi: it is the Juventus player Arthur . The former Barca is pushing for the transfer to Valencia, looking for an ownership that could make him enter the 26. In attack a lot of quality and few doubts. Who could be left out is Atletico Madrid striker Matheus Cunha , who recently scored in a friendly against Juventus. For him seven appearances and no goals with the great Brazil, however, will be the first reserve in the event of an injury to one of the others on the list.