Brazil stay strong for Bolivia, Chile challenges in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Brazil will take their strongest squad to face Bolivia at altitude and host struggling South American champions Chile.

Published: 16th September 2017 11:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2017 11:31 AM   |  A+A-

Brazil football team (File | AP)


RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil will take their strongest squad to face Bolivia at altitude and host struggling South American champions Chile in their concluding World Cup qualifiers, despite already booking their place at the 2018 finals in Russia.

Since Tite replaced Dunga as coach, Brazil racked up nine wins in nine matches, an impressive run only halted by a 1-1 draw against Colombia earlier this month.

Brazil will face Bolivia in La Paz at 3,600m altitude on October 5 before welcoming Chile, the double continental champions, five days later at Sao Paulo in the last match of the gruelling 18-game qualifying tournament.


Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma/ITA), Cassio (Corinthians), Ederson (Man City/ENG)

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Paris SG/FRA), Danilo (Man City/ENG) Filipe Luis (Atlético Madrid/ESP), Marcelo (Real Madrid/ESP), Miranda (Inter Milan/ITA), Marquinhos (Paris SG/FRA), Thiago Silva (Paris SG/FRA), Jemerson (Monaco/FRA)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid/ESP) Fernandinho (Man City/ENG), Arthur (Gremio), Fred (Shakhtar Donestk/UKR), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande/CHN), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan/CHN), Willian (Chelsea/ENG), Diego (Flamengo), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool/ENG), 

Forwards: Neymar (Paris SG/FRA), Gabriel Jesus (Man City/ENG), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/ENG), Diego Tardelli (Shangdong Luneng/CHN).

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