Brazil’s strongest XI that should be at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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:

Goalkeeper: Ederson

Brazil-Peru-Copa America 2021: Semifinals
Brazil-Peru-Copa America 2021: Semifinals

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

Training session of the Brazilian national team
Training session of the Brazilian national team

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.

👤 89 #CFC Appearances⚽ 5 goals🏆 Champions League🏆 Super Cup🏆 Club World Cup He continues to play at the highest level and is still one of the best defenders in the world. Happy 38th birthday to Thiago Silva 🎉 https://t.co/w0gpKousXe

Silva remains one of the most successful defenders in the world and the skipper will most likely keep his place in the starting XI.

30 trophies and counting… Thiago Silva turns 38 today. Aging like fine wine. 🍷 https://t.co/7Nanbqq48g

Central defender: Marquinhos

Japan vs. Brazil – International Friendly
Japan vs. Brazil – International Friendly

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.

Centre-back: Marquinhos wasn’t great for PSG but he has merits. Thiago Silva is still quality. Bremer finally gets a chance. Hopefully he makes the most of this opportunity. https://t.co/t8lDhFP9r2

Left-back: Alex Sandro

Brazil - Peru: Group B - Copa America Brazil 2021
Brazil – Peru: Group B – Copa America Brazil 2021

Sandro has recorded just one assist in Serie A so far this season.

🇮🇹 @SerieA💎 22/23 + ⚽️🅰️🇵🇹🇧🇷 👇🇵🇹 Rafael Leão (⚽️⚽️⚽️🅰️🅰️🅰️) 🇵🇹 Beto (⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️) 🇧🇷 Felipe Anderson (⚽️🅰️) 🇧🇷 Becão (⚽️🅰️) Strefezza (⚽️)🇧🇷 Tolói (⚽️)🇧🇷 Ibañez (⚽️)🇧🇷 Bremer (⚽️)🇧🇷 Junior Messiah (⚽️)🇧🇷 Alex Sandro (🅰️)🇵🇹 Mário Rui (🅰)@SerieA_EN 💎 #WeAreCalcio https://t.co/U5M1qPfKyo

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.

Renan Lodi replaces Alex Sandro (muscle injury) in the Brazil squad and was called up for the friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia at the end of the month. 🇧🇷 #NFFC https://t.co/IBVNVKdZsH

Right-back: Eder Militao

Brazil vs Panama – International Friendly
Brazil vs Panama – International Friendly

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.

Araujo vs Militao 2022/23 :Araujo :Dribble over : 1 🥇Duels won : 21/36 (56%) Tackles : 9 🥇Interceptions : 7Possession lost : 61Distance : 11Militao :Dribble over : 2Duels won : 24/38 (63%) 🥇Tackles: 8Interceptions: 10 🥇Lost Possession: 30 🥇Distance: 22 🥇 https://t.co/D6ynYSLIvu

If Militao can maintain his level, he is likely to occupy the right-back position at the World Cup.

Central Midfielder: Casemiro

Copa America Brazil 2021
Copa America Brazil 2021

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 in 45 minutes vs. Sheriff Tiraspol: 90% passing accuracy 58 touches 37 passes completed 6/8 long balls completed 4/6 tackles won 3 interceptions 1 clearance New sheriff in town. 🤠 https://t.co/Bh5gG3cv3s

Casemiro’s lead in midfield will be important and he will most likely be picked ahead of Fabinho at the upcoming World Cup.

I have a strong feeling that Brazil will win the World Cup. Vinicius and Neymar look unstoppable this season. Add Thiago Silva and Marquinhos at the back, Casemiro in midfield, who will stop them?

Central Midfielder: Bruno Guimarães

International team training
International team training

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

International friendly match against Japan
International friendly match against Japan

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.

Five gamesSeven goalsSix assistsWho else but Neymar would be Ligue 1 Player of the Month August 🤪 https://t.co/K6yAEfEf15

Neymar is expected to increase his country’s chances of winning the World Cup.

Left Wing: Vinicius Junior

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers

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.

Right: Raphina

Japan vs. Brazil – International Friendly
Japan vs. Brazil – International Friendly

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

International friendly match
International friendly match

The Arsenal forward has excelled in attack with four goals and three assists in seven Premier League games this season.

Gabriel Jesus So far this season 7 games 4 goals 3 assists 19 dribbles completed 9 (NINE) duels won per game 14 chances created Do you know how crazy those stats are for a forward???

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.


Edited by Gautam Aggarwal

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