Brazil squad numbers confirmed for 2015 Copa América

Brazil's players celebrate their second goal against Mexico, scored by Diego Tardelli (2nd R) during a friendly match at Allianz Parque on 7th June, 2015
09/06/2015 7:54 AM
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Brazil’s squad numbers for the 2015 Copa América have been announced.

Neymar, arguably the team’s outstanding player, has unsurprisingly taken the number 10 shirt, while of the other players who competed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Thiago Silva has changed from 3 to 14, but David Luiz [4], Fernandinho [5] and Willian [19] have retained their choices.

Of the newcomers, Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who scored in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Mexico, will wear 21, Everton Ribeiro has 18 and Internacional defender Geferson will take 15.

Likely first choice goalkeeper Jefferson has the number 1 jersey, with his back ups Neto and Marcelo Grohe getting 12 and 23, respectively.

The number nine shirt, which was worn by the much derided Fluminense forward Fred at the World Cup, has been given to Shandong Luneng Taishan’s Diego Tardelli. The 30 year-old, like Coutinho, also netted in the warm up victory against Mexico.

Brazil squad numbers

1 GK Jefferson Botafogo
2 DF Danilo Porto
3 DF Miranda Atlético de Madrid
4 DF David Luiz Paris Saint-Germain
5 MF Fernandinho Manchester City
6 DF Filipe Luís Chelsea
7 MF Douglas Costa Shakhtar Donetsk
8 MF Elias Corinthians
9 FW Diego Tardelli Shandong Luneng Taishan
10 FW Neymar Barcelona
11 MF Roberto Firmino TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
12 GK Neto Fiorentina
13 DF Marquinhos Paris Saint-Germain
14 DF Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain
15 DF Geferson Internacional
16 DF Fabinho Monaco
17 MF Fred Shakhtar Donetsk
18 MF Everton Ribeiro Al Ahli Club
19 MF Willian Chelsea
20 FW Robinho Santos
21 MF Philippe Coutinho Liverpool
22 MF Casemiro Porto
23 GK Marcelo Grohe Grêmio

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