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Brazil star guidelines out returning for 2026 World Cup

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Brazil right-back Dani Alves has confirmed he is not going to prolong his worldwide profession to the subsequent World Cup after the nation’s shock elimination from this winter’s match.

Brazil have been extensively tipped as favourites to go all the way in which in Qatar following their thumping 4-1 win over South Korea, however have been pushed all the way in which to penalties by the 2018 finalists and in the end misplaced following some shootout heroics from goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

With Alves lower than six months from turning 40, the legendary former Barcelona full-back has admitted that his World Cup journey has come to an in depth, having made 126 appearances for the Selecao since his debut in 2006.

“This World Cup was my final one, for me it is time to say that,” Alves informed reporters after the sport.

Alves did, nonetheless, stress that he doesn’t imagine Neymar will comply with swimsuit, after his former membership teammate failed to supply any ensures over his worldwide future.

“However I do not suppose it is going to be the identical for Neymar; he is nice, Brazilian soccer wants him to maintain going,” Alves stated.

Alves, who performs his membership soccer in Mexico with Pumas, has received the Copa America and Confederations Cup twice throughout his worldwide profession however by no means managed to get his palms on the World Cup trophy.

He was a part of the squad in each 2010 and 2014 however missed the 2018 match via damage, and lots of felt Alves wouldn’t get one other shot at glory. He returned to the workforce however quickly discovered himself watching from the surface, embarking on a two-year absence from the Selecao earlier than he was restored in 2021.

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