Kathmandu: Brazil has set a new record by giving all 26 players in the squad an opportunity to play in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
After giving third-choice goalkeeper Waverton the opportunity to play in the match against South Korea on Monday night, Brazil fielded all the players in the team. Brazil, the five-time winner, defeated Korea 4-1 and entered the quarterfinals.
While giving opportunities to all the players in the team, coach Tite sent Waverton to the field in place of Alison Baker, the first choice goalkeeper, in the 80th minute of the game.
After the Covid-19 epidemic, the practice of keeping 26 players in the team started in international football, and for the first time in the World Cup, 26 players have been kept in one team.
In the previous World Cup, there were only 23 players in a team.
Earlier, in the World Cup held in Brazil in 2014, the Netherlands used all 23 players in the team.