Manchester United star Antony is left IN TEARS as he reacts to his inclusion in the Brazil World Cup squad, in an emotional video posted on social media… as Premier League stars celebrate their place in Qatar later this month
- Brazil announced their 26-man squad for the Qatar World Cup on Monday
- In total, 12 Premier League stars were included in the Selecao squad
- Man United star Antony shared an emotional video of his reaction to the squad
- Spurs’ Richarlison and Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes also shared videos
A number of Premier League stars – including Manchester United’s Antony – have shared their emotional reactions to discovering their inclusion in the Brazil World Cup Squad.
Brazil national team coach Tite announced his 26-man squad that he would be taking to Qatar later this month and there were 12 players from England’s top-flight included.
With the World Cup a momentous occasion in any players career, a number of stars took to social media to share the moment they found out they were going to Qatar.
Antony shared the emotional moment he discovered his role in Brazil’s World Cup squad
The Man United winger was overcome with emotion when hearing his name announced
Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes (middle) holds his child as he awaits the squad reveal
Manchester United winger Antony shared the heartwarming moment that he – and his family – found out that he’d been included in the squad.
The former Ajax star shared a video on social media sat with his family – all dressed in Manchester United tops though Antony is in a Brazil shirt – awaiting the announcement.
When his name is read out, his family burst into celebration and hug. The United No 21 has a strong embrace and becomes emotional as he comes to terms he’ll be featuring in his first World Cup.
The winger only made his national debut in the World Cup qualifiers in October last year so it’ll be his first major competition where he’ll be representing his country.
The former Ajax winger was dressed in a Brazil shirt whilst he watched the announcement
The 22-year-old has two goals in 11 national team appearances since making his debut last year
Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes had a similar reaction to discovering he was picked for the squad, which was also shared onto social media.
The former Lyon midfielder is sat and dressed in a Brazil shirt with his family accompanying him as he awaits his name to be read out.
When it is, the Magpies midfielder rejoices – with his new-born son in his arms – at the news he’ll be heading to Qatar.
Guimaraes celebrated with his family – including his new born son – in the video
The former Lyon midfielder has been one of the standout players in the Premier League
Tottenham – and former Everton – forward Richarlison was the third Premier League star to share their reaction onto social media.
The Spurs forward sits in a room with his family and his head on his knees – unable to look at the screen given the growing pressure.
Once his name is announced, the striker jumps up and celebrates with his family who all scream and shout in joy.
Keep an eye out for the baby in the background – who gets flung around by one of Richarlison’s family members in the wake of the news.
Tottenham striker Richarlison (middle) stands with his family as he reacts to his inclusion
The former Everton striker will look to amend their Copa America heartbreak in from 2021
There were a number of noticeable omissions from the squad including a number of Premier League stars.
Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino missed out given Brazil’s depth in attacking quality while Aston Villa’s Philippe Coutinho was ruled out of the World Cup after sustaining a thigh injury in training. Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes was also unlucky to miss out given his impressive club form.
Flamengo forward Gabriel Barbosa – better known as Gabigol – was left out the squad along with Atletico Madrid forward Matheus Cunha and Newcastle midfielder Joelinton.
Defender Gabriel Maghaeles was a surprise omission given his impressive form this year