England vs Brazil - International Friendly
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Neymar Jr of Brazil and his team mates line up prior to the international friendly match between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium on November 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Brazil have included the injured Neymar in their 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia with the national team determined to erase the painful memory of the last tournament

The previous World Cup hosts were thrashed comprehensively by eventual winners Germany 7-1 in the semi-finals of the 2014 edition at their home ground and will be hoping to make up for it by winning the famous gold trophy for a record sixth time.

Head coach Tite has selected Paris St-Germain forward Neymar for the final squad, despite having not played since late February after sustaining a foot injury.

Manchester City’s Ederson, Danilo, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus have been named in the team with Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Chelsea’s Willian also included.

Brazil suffered a major blow recently when right-back Dani Alves was ruled out for this summer with a knee injury last week.

Brazil is in Group E with Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland, and will begin their campaign on Sunday, June 17.

Brazil squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians).

Defenders: Danilo (Manchester City), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Silva, Marquinhos (both PSG), Miranda (Inter Milan), Pedro Geromel (Gremio).

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Juventus).

Forward: Neymar (PSG), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).

(Obtained by BBC)