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On Friday Tite will name his new squad ahead of October's Brasil Global Tour double-header - we take a closer look at some of those in contention

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The Brasil Global Tour returns next month with matches against Saudi Arabia and Argentina and, this week, coach Tite will announce his new Brazil squad.

The technical staff are in the first stage of their three-phase plan ahead of World Cup 2022, with BGT matches in October and November being used to test a number of new faces ahead of next year’s Copa America.

The idea is to retain the nucleus of the squad each month to include a number a new faces in each group as the Selecao begin assembling a squad that they hope can conquer South America on home soil. Tite handed out no less than eight debuts in September's BGT double-header against USA and El Salvador.

Below, Brasil Global Tour look at a few of the hopefuls currently in the running to make next month’s squad.


Malcom Barcelona Tottenham ICC

21-year-old wide forward Malcom has really come of age in France over the past 18 months, making the step up from promising youngster to the star of the show. Named after Malcolm X, he repeatedly provided the X Factor for Bordeaux last term and his sensational form saw him become one of Europe’s most-wanted.

A Brazilian league title winner under Tite, his dynamism and guile cutting inside onto his left foot from wide has him tipped to play a big role in the Selecao’s future. He is joining an increasing Brazilian legion in Barcelona and appears well prepared for his leap into the big time. He hasn't seen a huge number of minutes in Spain this season but remains of great interest to Tite and his staff.


Jemerson Monaco

The Monaco defender will be disappointed not to have taken his chance ahead of the 2018 World Cup. A member of the Selecao for the Brasil Global Tour in November last year, he failed to impress in a start against Japan and has been on the periphery ever since.

However, with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) having confirmed they will not call up any players involved in important matches in domestic Brazilian football next month, the former Atletico Mineiro man could yet get another chance to impress.


David Neres - Ajax

One of an increasing number of youngsters who barely kicked a ball at senior level in Brazil before heading to Europe, the Ajax man took Dutch football by storm last season. 14 goals in 31 league appearances for the Dutch giants last term saw him become the team's top-scorer. His bewitching dribbling, guile and eye for a pass combined, Ajax look to have unearthed yet another future star.

His progress is being closely monitored by the Brazil staff and local media believe it is only matter of time before the former Sao Paulo youngster joins a senior Brazil squad for the first time.


Anderson Talisca Guangzhou Evergrande

Another who had an opportunity prior to the World Cup, Anderson Talisca also failed to secure his trip to Russia. However, his excellent form since joining Guangzhou Evergrande in China has not gone unnoticed.

The 24-year-old is being linked continuously with a switch back to Europe in the coming months and, still yet to make his senior Brazil debut, will be hoping to hear his named called on Friday.


Felipe Anderson

Former Santos man Felipe Anderson is another arriving in England this season. He had to settle for a bit-part role at the 2016 Rio Olympics and has yet to force this way into senior international football. An inventive attacking midfielder, he can provide moments of inspiration and appears to be the player West Ham have been looking for since the departure of Dimitri Payet.

With Tite still reportedly keen to explore further options who can offer more creativity in midfield roles, the 25-year-old could well get another chance before the end of the year.


Rodrygo Vasco Santos Brasileirao Serie A 01092018

The new jewel of Santos, teenage superstar Rodrygo has already secured a future move to Real Madrid and has been making great progress ahead of his move to Spain.

With Tite keen to take a closer look at a number of youngsters who he believes can play a major role in the Selecao’s future, there is increasing speculation that Rodrygo isn’t too far off a first international call-up.