Brazil confirms Qatar 2022 World Cup squad

Neymar will be looking forward to beating Pele's goal scoring record to become Brazil's all time leading goal scorer

Five-time World Cup Champions Brazil have confirmed their 26-man squad for the Qatar World Cup and it includes 11 Premier League stars.

Brazil last won the World Cup in 2002 in Korea.

Tite's squad are one of the first major nations to announce their squad with the World Cup less than two weeks away.

Selecao coach Tite named his squad on Monday and there were notable omissions for Premier League duo Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Magalhaes - while Philippe Coutinho had already been ruled out due to injury.

However, PSG star Neymar is part of the squad and will be looking to make history in Qatar by becoming the nation's top goalscorer of all-time.

Arsenal duo Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli, Chelsea's Thiago Silva, Manchester United's Casemiro, Fred and Antony, Liverpool's Fabinho and Spurs' Richarlison are just a few of the talents flying over from England.

West Ham's Lucas Paqueta and Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes are both part of the squad having excelled in their next teams this year.

Premier League goalkeeping duo Alisson and Ederson both make the squad and are joined by Palmeiras shot-stopper Weverton.

The 39-year-old football veteran Dani Alves makes the squad as he continues to ply his trade for Mexican side Pumas.

Real Madrid and Barcelona wingers Vincius Jr and Raphinha are also part of the Selecao team for Qatar after impressing in LaLiga this season.

Manchester United winger Antony shared the heartwarming moment that he - and his family - found out that he'd been included in the squad.

The former Ajax star shared a video on social media sat with his family - all dressed in Manchester United tops though Antony is in a Brazil shirt - awaiting the announcement.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino missed out given Brazil's depth in attacking quality while Aston Villa's Philippe Coutinho was ruled out of the World Cup after sustaining a thigh injury in training. Arsenal's Gabriel Magalhaes was also unlucky to miss out given his impressive club form.

Flamengo forward Gabriel Barbosa - better known as Gabigol - was left out the squad along with Atletico Madrid forward Matheus Cunha and Newcastle midfielder Joelinton.

They kick-off their campaign in Qatar against Serbia on the 24th of November before later facing Switzerland and Cameroon.

The Selecao will be hoping they can go further than their quarter-final exit from Russia 2018 after losing 2-1 to Belgium.