RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Napoli defender Henrique was the only surprise inclusion when Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named his provisional 23-man squad for the World Cup on Wednesday.
The squad, which will be aiming to win the title for a record sixth time, features Barcelona striker Neymar and will be captained by Paris St Germain defender Thiago Silva.
Henrique, who has four caps for Brazil but worked under Scolari at Palmeiras, won out over Atletico Madrid’s in-form defender Miranda and PSG’s youngster Marquinhos for the spot as fourth central defender.
Scolari admitted the defensive choices where the ha…
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