Brazil Women's World Cup 2023 squad: Full team announced

Brazil Women World Cup 2023 squad
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The Brazil Women’s World Cup 2023 squad arrives in Australia and New Zealand as the South American champions, but still with a major point to prove on the world stage.

Having never previously won the World Cup, with their best finish coming in 2007 where they came runners-up to Germany, Brazil are hopeful more than expectant that 2023 will be their year, especially considering the quality of opposition they have to contend with.

Eight Copa América Femenina titles in nine tournaments highlights their dominance at continental level, but that is yet to translate onto a wider scale. They're clearly outsiders coming into the tournament, which could ultimately stand them in good stead. 

The Selecao could prove something of a surprise package, with young stars such as Kerolin and Geyse supplemented with the experience and undoubted quality of Marta and Debinha. Those two have made over 300 appearances for the national team between them, with 173 goals accumulated in that period.

Manager Pia Sundhage is certainly an experienced boss capable of success, with her five-year spell in charge of the United States yielding two Olympic gold medals and a runners-up finish at the 2011 World Cup. She also isn't shy of addressing her team's weaknesses either, highlighted in her defensive setup implemented against England at Wembley during their encounter in the Women's Finalissima.

While England ended up winning the super cup on penalties, Brazil's resolute defending is an aspect of their game Sundhage has improved and developed, the Swede not shy from soaking up pressure against supposedly superior opposition. A 2-1 win against pre-tournament favourites Germany, albeit in a friendly, certainly raises confidence in the side, too. 

With France, Jamaica and Panama in their group, Brazil will expect to progress to the knockout stages. Could they be the World Cup 2023 dark horses?

Australia are in World Cup Group F with France, Jamaica and Panama, their first World Cup fixture is against Panama on July 24 and below is their most recent 26-player team, ahead of announcing their final World Cup squad by July 9.

Brazil Women's World Cup 2023 squad

Brazil Women's World Cup 2023 squad

  • GK: Camila Rodrigues (Santos) 
  • GK: Bárbara (CR Flamengo)
  • GK: Letícia Izidoro (Corinthians)
  • DF: Antônia (Levante)
  • DF: Kathellen (Real Madrid)
  • DF: Rafaelle (Arsenal) 
  • DF: Tamires (Corinthians)
  • DF: Monica (Madrid CFF)
  • DF: Bruninha (NJ/NY Gotham FC)
  • MF: Duda Sampaio (Corinthians)
  • MF: Ana Vitória (Benfica)
  • MF: Adriana (Orlando Pride) 
  • MF: Luana (Corinthians)
  • MF: Ary Borges (Racing Louisville)
  • MF: Kerolin (North Carolina Courage)
  • FW: Marta (Orlando Pride)
  • FW: Nycole Raysla (Benfica)
  • FW: Debinha (Kansas City Current)
  • FW: Andressa Alves (Roma)
  • FW: Bia Zaneratto (Palmeiras)
  • FW: Geyse (Barcelona)
  • FW: Gabi Nunes (Madrid CFF)

Brazil manager

Who is Brazil's manager?

Pia Sundhage became head coach of Brazil in July 2019, after the World Cup that summer. Previously she spent five years at both Sweden and USA as their managers, where she picked up three Olympic medals and a runners-up spot in the 2011 World Cup. 

A former professional player, Sundhage scored 71 international goals in 141 appearances for Sweden, and won the 1984 Women's Euros with her nation, too. 

Brazil Women's World Cup 2023 squad: How many players are Brazil allowed to take to the World Cup 2023?

Only 23 players are allowed to be picked for the World Cup. Some countries did request bigger squads but FIFA have insisted that only 23 players will be allowed.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.