As part of preparations for the World Cup, Brazil will face Japan and South Korea in friendlies scheduled for June. In addition, another opponent will be defined by the CBF, as Argentina withdrew from the match that was agreed. Therefore, Tite called up 27 athletes for the next commitments, a decision based on the possibility of the final list having more than 23 players, in addition to the coach having doubts in some positions.
“Of the 26, the initial idea is that there are not four goalkeepers. And that they are players from other sectors. Where it will be, mainly in the creative and offensive part. It doesn’t mean it will be, but the greater possibility is. I agree that 26 gives you more options. In the offensive aspect it gives you more possibilities. We have a “fast leg” generation. Players of an impressive technical level. The fact of having experiences in the Arab world, I know from the physical aspect. The leg will swell. Physical condition is an important factor. Having that option of players of speed and technical quality is important.”, Tite said.
In this scenario, Tite was criticized for calling up Daniel Alves and, mainly, for having included three left-backs in the group, Alex Sandro, Alex Telles and Guilherme Arana. That’s because one of the vacancies could be destined for Raphael Veiga, who even in high in Palmeiras was “forgotten” by the coach of the Brazilian team.
Check below the summons and disapprovals involving Tite’s list.
- GOALKEEPERS: Alisson, Ederson and Weverton
- SIDE: Danilo, Daniel Alves, Alex Sandro, Guilherme Arana and Alex Telles
- DEFENDERS: Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Militão and Gabriel Magalhães
- MIDDLE CAMPS: Casemiro, Danilo, Fabinho, Fred, Bruno Guimarães, Coutinho and Paquetá
- ATTACKERS: Neymar, Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo, Richarlison, Raphinha, Gabriel Jesus, Matheus Cunha and Martinelli
I wanted Mr. Adenor to explain to me the reason for the call-up of THREE LEFT SIDES and Raphael veiga n being selected
—arthur🐺 (@arthur_gomessz) May 11, 2022
Why summon three left sides ????? It was called Raphael veiga!!! This Tite is donkey
— Bruno Neves (@BrunoNe52620781) May 11, 2022
Three left sides, five steering wheels and Veiga out 😂😂
— Luca Garcia (@lucabg1) May 11, 2022
Three left sides and Veiga from outside is unprecedented absurdity
— Andrea. (@DeiaManczyk) May 11, 2022
The guy summons THREE LEFT SIDES and doesn’t give Veiga a chance. It’s unbelievable.
— Pilan (@danilopilan) May 11, 2022
Taking Daniel Alves, 39, who has 40% of games at Barcelona and leaving Emerson with 80% of games in the Premier League, who I believe is the only right-back playing at a slightly higher level…Even Shakhtar’s Dodo played more games this season
— Ravelli Freitas (@ravellipfreitas) May 11, 2022
In the middle of 2022 and they still call Daniel Alves for the national team 🤦🏽 ♀️
— She (@eeemmanuela) May 11, 2022
vanderson flying in monaco
tite: egg calls daniel alves pic.twitter.com/AhqhtUpLtF
— neymar jr fan (@Pedro_Muniz98) May 11, 2022
Calling up Daniel Alves for friendlies is the height of absurdity
— Phineas (@andrephineas) May 11, 2022
Daniel Alves will retire but will return to play every 4 years to be a side of the national team. The homi already made his story now he frees up space
— Mauritius (@mauriciops1) May 11, 2022
You didn’t call up Hulk because he’s old, hey, what is Daniel Alves doing in the national team then?
— Tathi — I didn’t ask you anything! (@Tathi_ana_) May 11, 2022
daniel alves on the list makes me laugh lol
— Leticia (@LettsMex) May 11, 2022
I’m impressed Daniel Alves being called up to the Brazilian national team as a bench for Barcelona and that’s a joke
— V🦅 (@Victorcriaa) May 11, 2022
— MYlena (@mylenaparecidaa) May 11, 2022
Daniel Alves is working overtime in the national team
—ash 🇲🇫 (@gmchilwell) May 11, 2022
Dude, it’s absurd and lack of respect for Brazilian players, Tite still summoning Daniel Alves. 40 years. He doesn’t even play for Barcelona and has a captive spot in the national team.
— Yan (@marconatoyan) May 11, 2022