16 Players of Brazil National Team

According to the latest football news, 16 Brazilian football players have been called up to play for Brazil national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On 4 May, Tite, the head coach of the national team, will announce a list including 35 players and they will play two friendly games against Croatia and Austria. Besides, the final members who can play in the 2018 World Cup will be announced on 4 June 2018. Therefore, there will be 19 players to compete for the last seven positions. Brazil will meet Switzerland,

The 16 players include Alisson, Miranda, Marquinhos, Dani Alves, Maecelo, Casemiro, Paulinho, Renato Augusto, Coutinho, Neymar, G. Jesus, Ederson, Thiago Silva, Fernandinho, Willian and Firmino.

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar JR, plays for Brazil national team and French club Paris Saint-Germain. He helped his country win the gold medal of 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. It was the first time that the team had got the medal. In addition, Brazil national team won FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013, Olympic Silver Medal in 2012 and South American Youth Championship in 2011 with the aid of Neymar. The young player was named South American Footballer of the Year and got the FIFA Puskás Award at the age of 19. He also got other individual awards, including Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Player, World Soccer Young Player of the Year, Copa Libertadores Most Valuable Player, FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball and South American Footballer of the Year in 2011.

Neymar has helped Santos, Barcelona and PSG win many trophies. For example, he helped Santos get the titles of Campeonato Paulista three times; he helped Barcelona win La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League in the 2014-15 season; he help PSG win Coupe de la Ligue in the 2017-18 season.

João Miranda de Souza Filho(Miranda) is also a certain member to play the 2018 World Cup. He currently plays as a central defender for Italian club Internazionale.

Miranda made his international debut for Brazil in 2009 and helped the squad win the Confederations Cup that year. He played at the 2015 Copa América, too.

He started his professional career at Coritiba and won Campeonato Paranaense in 2004 with the team. The second club he had played was São Paulo and won Série A from 2006 to 2008. Along with Atlético Madrid, Miranda had won UEFA Europa League in the 2011-12 season, Copa del Rey in the 2012-13 season and La Liga in the 2013-14 season.

Alisson Ramses Becker(born on 2 October 1992), known as Alisson, also plays for Italian club Roma as a goalkeeper. His career began at Internacional, where he made over 100 appearances and won the Campeonato Gaúcho in each of his four seasons for the club. In 2016, he signed a contract with Roma with a €7.5 million transfer.

Alisson played games for Brazil at various youth levels before making his senior international debut in 2015. He represented his country at the Copa América Centenario next year.

These excellent players can perform well in the major sporting event with the support of fans.

Mats Hummels— An exclusive interview

Mats Julian Hummels, a German professional football player, currently plays for Bayern Munich and Germany national team as a central defender.

Hummels was born on 16 December 1988 at Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany. His father was a football coach so Hummels showed his talent when he was young. In 1995, his father was appointed as the coach of Bayern Munich’s youth academy and the six-year-old Hummels joined the club accordingly. On 19 December 2006, he signed a professional contract with Bayern Munich and made his Bundesliga debut in a match against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 19 May 2007.

In January 2008, Hummels was loaned to Borussia Dortmund. During the one-and-a-half year loan period, he improved quickly and became the main force in Dortmund. Hummels helped the club win Bundesliga in 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, DFB-Pokal in the 2011-12 season and DFL-Supercup in 2013 and 2014. His excellent performances earned him an official contract with the club for a fee of €4 million in February 2009.

On 10 May 2016, Bayern Munich announced officially that Hummels would rejoin them on 1 July 2016 with a five-year contract. After returning Bayern, the outstanding player has helped the club get the titles of DFL-Supercup and Bundesliga.

With respect to Germany national team, Hummels helped the squad win the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Like other footballers, Hummels also has a happy family. Besides, he is a kind-hearted man and donates 1% of his salary to a collective fund in order to support football organizations.

Recently, he accepted an interview and talked about his coach and the following games.

As a defender of both Bayern Munich and Germany national team, who is known for his outspokenness, Hummels bluntly said: “Klopp is not only my coach but also my friend. I feel warm and relaxed when I am with him. He is a coach who is willing to listen to players. Of course, Klopp and I disagree with each other sometimes like there are conflicts between the family members. We will quarrel but soon we get along well because we can understand each other. He will consider the idea you put forward and always be willing to listen to your suggestion whether he adopts it. He has his own judgment and persistence.”

If both Bayern and Liverpool win the quarterfinals, Hummels will meet his mentor Klopp at football fields. If Manchester United wins Sevilla, Hummels will meet Juan Mata in one game of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League. The friendship between them began last summer when Hummels went to Malawi. He said that he had tried his best to help the children and was impressed with that memory.

Hummels was impressed by Mata’s Common Goal Charity Fund program and joined it in January. He said: “I admire Mata very much as an individual or a player. So his Common Goal is very convincing. I want to be a part of it. It will be good that this project allows more footballers to join and makes everyone have a good impression on football and players. The project has progressed quite smoothly.”

This great player will wear the brand new and cheap football shirts to fight for another championship.

Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay—2030 FIFA World Cup

I believe that you must know the world’s most prestigious international competition—FIFA World Cup, whether you are a football fan or not. This sporting event is hosted every four years since 1930, but it was not held in 1942 and 1946 because of the Second World War. Each champion will be awarded the FIFA World Cup Trophy, which is the dream of all national football teams and players around the world. The official and lovely mascots are also designed to guide and introduce the World Cup to various people and they play an increasingly important role in the subsequent World Cup games.

Willie, the first mascot for the 1966 FIFA World Cup, is a British lion wearing a Union Flag jersey with the words “WORLD CUP”. The mascot of the 2010 FIFA World Cup is called Zakumi, a lovely, confident and brave leopard with green hair because it is crazy about football. It thinks that the green hair will protect it perfectly when playing football at green fields, and the hair looks like a garland when it is hunting in wilderness. “Za” represents South Africa and “Kumi” means “10”, showing that the 2010 World Cup would be held at South Africa. Besides, “Zakumi” means “welcome” in some African languages, which is expected to pass the passion to people around the world. “Fuleco” is the mascot of the 2014 World Cup and the name is derived from Futebol (football) and Ecologia (ecology). It is dedicated to protect Brazil’s spectacular nature. What’s more, Fuleco is an ambassador for making the World Cup environment friendly. The 14-year-old Fuleco likes dancing, social media, Brazilian music.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is about to be held in Russia and there are 32 qualified national teams competing in the competition. However, the FIFA Council has decided to increase 12 teams as of 2026. Therefore, there will be 48 national teams to participate in the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It will be difficult for a country to host such a World Cup.

Recently, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed to host the centenary World Cup in 2030 together. In 1930, the first World Cup was held in Uruguay. The Uruguay national team finally won Argentina and became the champion. Paraguay was also one of the 13 teams that played games in the first World Cup.

The Argentine Football Association said that there would be eight cities in Argentina and two each in Paraguay and Uruguay in this plan. But the names of these cities were not disclosed.

In addition, the Argentine football star Messi and Uruguayan striker Suarez, who are teammates in Barcelona, will help the bid process this time.

“Messi will join our plan, and of course Suarez will, too,” said Fernando Marin, a member of the plan, in an interview. “We have already expressed our wishes to Messi and he thinks this is feasible.”