Looking at the current Brazil squad, they could be seen as strong favorites to win the 2022 World Cup. They have won the World Cup five times, which is the highest in football history. At the 2018 World Cup, they lost to Belgium in the quarterfinals.
This article guides you through Brazil’s top XI that could help them stand out at the 2022 World Cup:
The 29-year-old has been brilliant in goal for Manchester City this season. Ederson currently has the highest number of clean sheets in the Premier League.
If he can maintain his consistency, he can claim the starting spot ahead of Alisson, who is currently the team’s first-choice goalkeeper.
Central defender: Thiago Silva
The 38-year-old is one of the most experienced defenders in the world. Silva’s defensive experience will be crucial for his country, especially if the team reaches the knockout rounds of the tournament.
Silva remains one of the most successful defenders in the world and the skipper will most likely keep his place in the starting XI.
Central defender: Marquinhos
While Marquinhos hasn’t been great for PSG lately, the 28-year-old is still a key player for his country. Despite his drop in form, it is likely that he will retain his position in defence.
Left-back: Alex Sandro
Sandro has recorded just one assist in Serie A so far this season.
Due to an injury, the 31-year-old was replaced by Renan Lodi in the national team squad for the upcoming friendlies. Nevertheless, Sandro is an integral part of the squad even when he is in full fitness.
Right-back: Eder Militao
The Real Madrid defender is a versatile player. He could play as a centre-back or right-back. So far this season, Militao has put in some good performances for Madrid.
If Militao can maintain his level, he is likely to occupy the right-back position at the World Cup.
Central Midfielder: Casemiro
The former Real Madrid midfielder has not been a regular starter for Manchester United since joining the club, but he remains a powerhouse in his country’s midfield.
Casemiro’s lead in midfield will be important and he will most likely be picked ahead of Fabinho at the upcoming World Cup.
Central Midfielder: Bruno Guimarães
The 24-year-old has put in some good performances for Newcastle this season.
If Guimaraes continues to get regular playing time, he could replace Fred in the starting XI.
Attacking midfielder: Neymar
The Paris Saint-Germain striker is arguably the most in-form player in Europe this season. Neymar is currently the top scorer in Ligue 1.
Neymar is expected to increase his country’s chances of winning the World Cup.
Left Wing: Vinicius Junior
Vinicius has been Real Madrid’s top player this season and one of the top scorers in La Liga.
Vinicius’ consistency gives him an advantage over other attacking players in his position.
The Real Madrid forward is ready to lead the line from the left wing for his country.
The 25-year-old has impressed for Barcelona since joining from Leeds United in the summer in La Liga.
Raphinha has completed the second most passes inside the box in La Liga so far.
Raphinha’s creativity will surely help his country in the upcoming World Cup and it is likely that he will occupy the right wing ahead of Antony.
Center Forward: Gabriel Jesus
The Arsenal forward has excelled in attack with four goals and three assists in seven Premier League games this season.
Jesus has been dropped from the national squad for the upcoming friendlies, but if he maintains his consistency at club level he has a good chance of starting at the 2022 World Cup.