Willian makes Brazil selection

Willian is World Cup bound with Brazil one of the first nations to confirm their squad for this summer’s tournament in Russia.

It will be the 29-year-old’s second World Cup after his participation in his nation’s hosting of it back in 2014. He is one of six Premier League players in the 23-man squad for 2018, having made 17 appearances in the qualification games.

For the finals, Brazil are in a group with Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland.

The full Brazil squad is:

Alisson (Roma), Cassio (Corinthians), Ederson (Manchester City); Danilo (Manchester City), Geromel (Gremio), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris St Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan), Fagner (Corinthians), Thiago Silva (Paris St Germain); Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Paulinho (Barcelona), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Willian (Chelsea); Douglas Costa (Juventus), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (Paris St Germain), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk).