38-year-old Dani Alves recalled to Brazil national team
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38-year-old Dani Alves recalled to Brazil national team

38-year-old Dani Alves has been recalled to the Brazil national team ahead of their vital 2022 World Cup qualifying double-header against Ecuador and Paraguay next month.

Alvez left Europe in 2019 when he signed for his native club Sao Paulo from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain on a three-year contract and has not represented his nation since.

While explaining why he included the right back in his squad, Brazil head coach Tite told Marca via AS: “Alves is in a good moment and has a great history with the National Team.

“In qualifying matches for the World Cup there is no time for recovery and he is playing at his physical peak. He has great leadership skills and that’s very good for the group.”

La Liga is represented elsewhere in Tite’s squad with Real Madrid trio Eder Militao, Casemiro, and Vinicius Junior all named in it alongside Atletico Madrid defender Renan Lodi.

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