The 12 players on World Cup standby revealed

Lucas Paqueta. Tite. Standby list World Cup. Brazil

20-year-old Lucas Paquetá is close to a Seleção call up (pic: André Durão)

There has been some mystery and lots of speculation about the names of the 12 players on standby for Brazil’s World Cup squad: who were they and were the eligible to play for their clubs in the meantime? All has now been revealed. Continue reading

Seleção put through their paces in Moscow

Brazil’s players are put through their paces in Russia ahead of Friday’s game (pic: Mowa Press)

Brazil’s players have been training in Moscow ahead of their friendly match with Russia tomorrow. Tite has not confirmed his starting line up but it looks likely that Thiago Silva will start in place of Marquinhos. Continue reading

WC tickets go on sale at 9am UK on 13 March

Nobody said it was cheap

World Cup tickets go on sale at 9am UK time on Tuesday March 13th (06:00am in Brazil), and not the time I had thought and indicated in the previous post. (I had assumed it would be at 00:00 in Russia, which would be 9pm in the UK on Monday – nowhere on FIFA’s website do they actually tell you this, except for when you log in to your account and actually try and buy the tickets.) Anyway, there it is folks. For more information and tips if you are trying to buy tickets on Tuesday, check Brazilfooty’s Russia 2018 ticket guide.