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Top 3 Brazilian players who have never played in a World Cup  

Brazil has a wealth of football talent at their disposal, but at times fail to utilise their assets

Top 5 / Top 10 16 May 2018, 12:21 IST
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Brazil v Chile - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier
Sandro in action for Brazil at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier

Brazilian manager Tite has announced his 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. With a few surprise inclusions and exclusions, Tite seems set for the tournament as Brazil have named a strong squad. 

Alisson, Cássio, Ederson have been named the three goalkeepers. Danilo, Geromel, Filipe Luís, Marcelo, Marquinhos, Miranda, Fagner, Thiago Silva make up the country defensive core, while Casemiro, Fernandinho, Fred, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho, Renato Augusto, Willian form the tenacious midfield. Douglas Costa, Firmino, Jesus, Neymar, Taison are the Brazilians forwards looking to bring home an unprecedented sixth world title. 

Here we look at the 3 great Brazilian players who have never played in a World Cup .


#3 Alex Sandro


Juventus's Brazilian left full-back, Alex Sandro has only had three chances to play under manager Tite, since his appointment. Starting two of these games, he didn't make an impact and was never called up again. 

With Marcelo and Felipe Luiz the other two left full-backs who got selected, the country does seem to have a solid setup on the left, despite Sandro's absence. Two highly experienced footballers, Luiz and Marcelo will battle it out for the spot in the playing 11. 

Sandro has not been poor for his club this season, although the Brazilian might not fit into the manager's game plan for the tournament. The 27-year-old, in the prime of his career, has been excellent for Juventus in the past three seasons and has been tipped to move away from the club. 

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