Neymar named in Brazil’s 23-man World Cup squad

Neymar has been confirmed in a Brazil 23-man World Cup squad of few surprises.

The PSG forward has been recovering from surgery after injuring his right foot against Marseille in March.

Six players from the Premier League have been included in Tite’s squad; Ederson, Danilo, Fernandino, Willian, Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.

The only surprises were among the likely reserves for the tournament in Russia, with the inclusion of Shaktar Donetsk’s Fred and Taisson.

Injured right-back Dani Alves is ruled out with a serious knee injury.

Chelsea defender David Luiz also misses out but he has not featured in a Brazil squad for almost two years.

Brazil will start their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on June 17, followed by games against Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.