The defending South American champions will hold a roster practically similar to the one which beat each Ecuador and Paraguay 2-0 this month to lengthen the Selecao’s win streak in World Cup qualifying to six matches.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar, who missed Brazil’s 2019 Copa America win due to harm, will lead a squad with only one change: getting back from harm, 36-year-old Chelsea defender Thiago Silva will change Rodrigo Caio of Flamengo.
There are two notable absences for the defending champions, each due to harm: Dani Alves of Sao Paulo, the captain of the 2019 squad, and Philippe Coutinho of Barcelona.
The larger question-marks hanging over the event, scheduled to open Sunday when Brazil face Venezuela, are enjoying out off the pitch.
The last-minute determination to transfer the event to Brazil from pandemic-battered Argentina and protest-racked Colombia has triggered controversy, on condition that the emergency host nation can be reeling from Covid-19.
Brazil’s Supreme Court is due to rule Thursday whether or not the Copa America can go forward, after opponents of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro moved to block it, arguing it poses a well being threat.
There have been rumors Brazil’s gamers would boycott the event, upset over their nation’s determination to play host.
But they stated Tuesday in a joint assertion that though they “are towards organizing the Copa America,” they’d “by no means say no to the Brazilian nationwide staff.”
Brazil squad for the Copa America:
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool/ENG), Ederson (Manchester City/ENG), Weverton (Palmeiras)
Defenders: Alex Sandro (Juventus/ITA), Danilo (Juventus/ITA), Emerson (Barcelona/ESP), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Eder Militao (Real Madrid/ESP), Felipe (Atletico Madrid/ESP), 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 (Benfica/POR), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City/ENG), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Richarlison (Everton/ENG), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/ENG), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid/ESP)