WATCH: Antony, Richarlison and Brazil stars' wild celebrations after World Cup call-ups
- Antony, Richarlison make Brazil squad
- Incredible reactions emerge online of news
- Tite's 26-player squad for Qatar confirmed
WHAT HAPPENED? With the World Cup on the horizon, plenty of Brazilian stars have been sat around eagerly anticipating news on their fate ahead of November's tournament, with the squad announced on Monday. Antony, Richarlison and others were ecstatic to hear they'd been called up, showing off how much it meant in their celebrations online.
When @richarlison97 found out he made Brazil's squad for the World Cup 💛 pic.twitter.com/vC4NRgAyBQ— GOAL (@goal) November 7, 2022
Por vocês!!! Obrigado, meu Deus!! Obrigado todo mundo… amigos, família, mãe, pai, irmãos!! Amo vocês!!! Emoção demais!! 🇧🇷🇶🇦 @CBF_Futebol pic.twitter.com/Da6aJkkoDx— Antony Santos (@antony00) November 7, 2022
And here’s the reaction from Bruno Guimarães getting called up to his first ever World Cup. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/LnprClCh6s— Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) November 7, 2022
Sevilla’s Alex Telles in tears after being called up to his first-ever World Cup. pic.twitter.com/uakpRNB9Iu— Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) November 7, 2022
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Brazil are being touted by many as favourites to go on and win the World Cup for a sixth time in the nation's history this year, which is testament to just how stacked their pool of players is right now.
Competition to make the cut is at an all-time high, with the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes and Roberto Firmino snubbed, thus it's clear to see why it means so much to those selected.
WHAT NEXT FOR THOSE SELECTED? One eye now focuses on Qatar, with the World Cup getting underway in two weeks' time and domestic fixtures imminently coming to a halt.