Pia Sundhage, Brazil’s head coach has announced the squad of 23 players who are gonna be heading to Australia and New Zealand for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. FIFA Women’s Women’s World Cup Brazil squad looks exciting and full of talent and they would like to win Brazil, their first Women’s World Cup.
Also read about England Women’s World Cup squad preview.
The Barzil Women national team has participated in every single edition of the Women’s World Cup since it’s inaugration but are yet to win one. Their best run in the World Cups was in 2007, when they became runners up.
In the finals they lost by 2-0 to Germany. In the last two editions of the World Cup, Brazil got knocked out of the tournament in the Round of 16 but this time around they would be hoping to change that and go further in the tournament.
Rafaella Souza, the former Arsenal defender is expected to captain the side in the World Cup happening in Australia and New Zealand. Having missed the 2019 World Cup, Rafaella would like to redeem herself this time around and probably lead her country to their first World Cup glory.
She will be paired up with Real Madrid player, Kathellen Sousa in the centre back position and, Tamires and Antonia will be playing on either side at the back. If Sundhage decides to play three defenders at the back, Madrid CFF’s Lauren is another one of her options.
Luciana will be given the responsibility of protecting the goal, as she has been doing it for 10 years now. The Ferroviaria goalie has 37 appearances for her country and is expected to help the team with her experience from the back.
In the midfield position they’ve got North Carolina Courage’s Kerolin and Corinthians ‘s Luana. Brazil play a two player midfield and most of their attacks generate on the flanks. So these two midfielders are expected to just roam around and win the ball back from the opponents and occasionally, when it’s absolutely necessary, go forward to help the team out.
They also have the experience of Adriana on the bench who has played more than 40 games for Brazil in the midfield position. Among other midfielders they’ve got Ana Vitoria, Duda Francelino, Ary Borges and a few more.
Like the Men’s football team, the forwards in the Women’s are also gonna be very dangerous to the opponents defence. They’ve a series of names on the forward list so it would be interesting to see who’ve made it.
Marta, Brazilian legend
But the most obvious choice in the starting line-up would be, Marta. The New Orlando striker is already considered a legend of the game because of her being the highest goalscorer in Women’s Football with 115 goals in 175 appearances for Brazil.
This is going to be her 6th World Cup and probably the last one so the 37-year old would like to finish her career with a World Cup winner’s medal in her trophy cabinet.
Andressa Alves is another one from whom we can expect a lot of goals. The Houston Dash player has over 100 appearances for Brazil and is one of the most experienced player in the squad. Geyse and Gabi are also very talented players and would like to carry forward their club form to the World Cups.
Bia Zenaretto, Nunes and Debinha are also very attack minded player so as stated earlier, it would be very interesting to see how Brazil would line up in the World Cups and who would their front three be.
Brazil is drawn in Group F, where they would be playing against Panama, France and Jamaica. If advance to the Round of 16 stage, they could face Germany very early in their campaign.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Brazil squad
- Camila – Santos FC (Brazil)
- Leticia Izidoro – Corinthians (Brazil)
- Bárbara – CR Flamengo (Brazil)
- Antonia – Levante UD (Spain)
- Bruninha – NJ/NY Gotham (USA)
- Kathellen – Real Madrid (Spain)
- Mônica – CFF Madrid (Spain)
- Lauren – Madrid CFF (Spain)
- Tamires – Corinthians (Brazil)
- Rafaelle – Arsenal (Great Britain)
- Adriana – Orlando Pride (USA)
- Ary – Racing Louisville (USA)
- Ana Vitória – SL Benfica (Portugal)
- Duda Sampaio – Corinthians (Brazil)
- Luana – Corinthians (Brazil)
- Kerolin – North Carolina Courage (USA)
- Bia Zaneratto – Palmeiras (Brazil)
- Gabi Nunes – Madrid CFF (Spain)
- Geyse – FC Barcelona (Spain)
- Marta – Orlando Pride (USA)
- Nycole Raysla – SL Benfica (Portugal)
- Debinha – Kansas City Current (USA)
- Andressa Alves – AS Roma (Italy)
- Tainara – FC Bayern Munchen (Germany)
- Aline Gomes – Ferroviária (Brazil)
- Angelina – OL Reign (USA)