The most discussed name in Tite’s squad for the World Cup, Daniel Alves will be the oldest Brazilian player in the tournament’s history. The side of Pumas (MEX) is 39 years old.
The brand currently belongs to Djalma Santos. He faced Hungary at the 1966 World Cup at age 37.
Without playing in Mexican football and keeping his physical form at Barcelona B, Alves was the name that provoked the most controversy in Tite’s list.
“Unfortunately, we are not here to please everyone, nor is it my goal. But we are here not to fail those who trust in our dedication, in our dedication, in the love we feel for the sport, in the love we feel for this shirt, in the love that we feel that we can achieve great things with this shirt. That’s how my whole life has been”, he said in a video released after the call-up.
It will be the third Cup for Daniel Alves. He was in South Africa in 2010 and in Brazil in 2014. He was the right name in Russia four years ago, but he suffered a right knee injury.
At the time, Tite told him that if he was in good physical condition, he would be called up to the World Cup in Qatar. complied.
“Four years ago we were there in the same situation and it ended up because of a serious injury, being left out. The tears that day were of sadness and today they are of joy,” he added.
If Daniel Alves is the veteran, the youngest in Tite’s call-up are Rodrygo and Gabriel Martinelli, both aged 21. The average age of those called up to the World Cup is 28.4 years.