Brazil coach Tite recalled 38-year-old veteran Dani Alves on Friday for their World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay on June 4 and 8.
It will be the first international appearance since October 2019 for the Sao Paulo wide player, who was named player of the tournament when Brazil won the Copa America that year.
Alves, who won trophies with Sevilla, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain before returning to Brazil in 2019, could play in his fourth World Cup next year.
The June matches will also mark the return to the Selecao of Manchester United midfielder Fred, who had not been called up for national team duty since the 2018 World Cup.
Brazil are in first place in South American qualifying for Qatar, with 12 points from four matches.
After the next round of qualifiers, South American teams will switch gears for the Copa America, which kicks off on June 13 and will be hosted for the first time by two countries, Argentina and Colombia.
Defenders: Dani Alves (Sao Paulo), Danilo (Juventus / ITA), Alex Sandro (Juventus / ITA), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid / ESP), Eder Militao (Real Madrid / ESP), Lucas Verissimo (Benfica / POR), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain / FRA), Thiago Silva (Chelsea / ENG)
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid / ESP), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa / ENG), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Fabinho (Liverpool / ENG), Fred (Manchester United / ENG), Lucas Paqueta (Lyon / FRA)
Forwards: Everton « Cebolinha » (Benfica / POR), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool / ENG), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City / ENG), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain / FRA), Richarlison (Everton / ENG) ), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid / ESP)
A number of current and former netball players have blasted Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart. Find out what he said.
The Liverpool forward has been condemned for the ‘disrespectful’ act towards his manager. See what went down.
AFL fans have erupted over an extraordinary snub for Richmond’s Shai Bolton. Read on for the reaction.
Serena Williams has surprised fans in the lead-up to the French Open. Find out what she had to say.
Another one of Ash Barty’s biggest rivals crashed out as she continued her surge at the Italian Open. Find out what happened.
The driver for Team BikeExchange has since been kicked off the Giro D’Italia. Watch the frightening incident here.
Rafael Nadal has stunned the tennis world in extraordinary scenes at the Italian Open. Check out the drama here.
The Hawks, along with three other clubs, were overlooked for AFLW licenses – leaving Jeff Kennett furious. Read more here.
Mack Horton says he’s hoping to move on from his association with Sun Yang, more than five years after branding the Chinese swimmer a ‘cheat’. Read more here.
– Alves and Silva back for Brazil in World Cup qualifying
– Fred recalled into Brazil squad
– Soccer-Brazil recall Alves for World Cup qualifiers
– Brazil recalls Dani Alves for World Cup qualifiers
– Dani Alves rejoins Brazil for World Cup qualifiers
– Dani Alves returns to the Seleçao
– Dani Alves, Thiago Silva back for Brazil in FIFA World Cup qualifying
– Man United midfielder Fred called up to Brazil squad for first time since 2018
– Veteran defenders Dani Alves, Thiago Silva recalled to Brazil squad ahead of World Cup qualifiers
– Brazil recall Dani Alves for World Cup qualifiers
Brazil national football team,Dani Alves,São Paulo FC,Manchester United F.C.,Fred,FIFA World Cup qualification,Paris Saint-Germain F.C.,Thiago Silva,Brazil,Brazil national football team, Dani Alves, São Paulo FC, Manchester United F.C., Fred, FIFA World Cup qualification, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Thiago Silva, Brazil,,Sports – Europe,Tite,Thiago,Thiago Silva,Dani Alves,Paraguay,Ecuador,Sao Paulo,Barcelona,South America,Ligue 1,La Liga,Premier League,Europe,Brazil,International soccer,Champions League,Soccer,World Cup,Sports,,,,,