Defending champions Brazil have secured top spot in Group D of the football event at Tokyo 2020 after their latest win over Saudi Arabia. The Brazilians were confirmed as group winners following the 3-1 win over the aforementioned Asian opponents earlier on Wednesday.

Veteran right-back Dani Alves lead Brazil out against Saudi Arabia like he did in the previous two group games against Germany and Ivory Coast. Dani Alves doubles as the team captain and one of the overage players in the Brazil squad. The Sao Paulo player missed out on the Copa America tournament this summer due to injury but he was able to recover on time to make the Olympics team.


Veteran Sao Paulo defender Dani Alves has been named on the Olympics squad for Brazil ahead of the football tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Dani Alves is on the 18-man Brazil football squad released for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by manager Andre Jardine.

Dani Alves is not within the u-24 age bracket for the Olympics but he qualifies as an overage player. Each team is entitled to three overage players. Ex-Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Juventus right-back Dani Alves will represent Brazil at the Olympic Games this summer having missed out on the just concluded Copa America tournament in his country.


Veteran defender Dani Alves was one of the surprising names on the latest list of Brazilian players called up by manager Tite last month for both the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the Copa America tournament. The former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) right-back has been in good form for Sao Paulo since new manager Hernan Crespo returned him to his favourite right-back position from midfield. His form earned him a surprise invitation to the Brazil squad only for injury to rule him out of both the qualifiers and the Copa America tournament on home soil


Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has been rewarded with an invitation to the Brazilian squad after a good season with his club. The veteran centre back has been brought back into the Brazilian national team fold alongside another veteran defender in Dani Alves ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay next month.

Silva and Dani Alves were part of the Brazil squad named by manager Tite last week ahead of the aforementioned international matches in June.
On the call-up extended to 38-year-old Dani Alves and 36-year-old Thiago Silva, Tite sarcastically told reporters that the two veterans were invited to be a part of his team ahead of the qualifiers because they are athletes who happen to play football.Tite has been questioned in the media over his decision to invite ageing players like Silva and Dani Alves to his team.


Brazilian international Dani Alves has hinted that he expects former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi to return the favour. Dani Alves made this known in an interview with The Guardian while talking about the future of Messi at Barcelona.

Dani Alves revealed that Messi advised him to stay at Barcelona and that he's also in a position to do likewise for him. The fullback is optimistic that Messi would return the favour by also listening to his own advice for the petite Argentine player to commit his future to the Catalan giants. Dani Alves was advised by Messi to stay at Barcelona and he heeded the advice from the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Alves and Messi enjoyed a very good football relationship and they won several trophies together at the club.


Sao Paulo star Dani Alves has delighted Barcelona fans after the Brazilian national team player revealed in a recent interview monitored by renowned media outlet Goal that he has told Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi that he belongs to the Catalan club.

Messi has been the subject of transfer speculation in recent months due to the fact that his contract expires this summer. During the former presidential regime of Josep Maria Bartomeu, the petite Argentine magician tried to leave the club but last summer when he had one year to run but was unable to get his wish.


Ex-Premier League defender Micah Richards has compared the qualities of Liverpool player Trent Alexandre-Arnold to that of Sao Paulo player Dani Alves. Dani Alves is widely regarded as the best right-back of his generation and Richards believes that Trent has similar qualities with the Brazilian.
Richards played for Manchester City and Aston Villa in the Premier League before he retired as a professional footballer. The ex-England international is now a football pundit. He talked about Dani Alves and Trent while he was on Sky Sports earlier this month.

Ex-Fiorentina and Villa player Richards spoke in glowing terms about Trent shortly after his performance against Arsenal in the first week of this month. According to him, the focus should be on his attacking performance rather than his defensive performance.


Brazilian club Sao Paulo is indebted to one of their players due to unpaid image rights according to the latest reports emanating from the Brazilian football scene. Dani Alves is an experienced fullback who plays for Sao Paulo in the Brazilian Serie A and he's being owed by the club according to football director Carlos Belmonte. Dani Alves is being owed to the tune of $15m in unpaid image rights for last year as revealed by the Sao Paulo football director Belmonte. The Sao Paulo official talked about Dani Alves and the unpaid image rights in a chat with Radio Bandeiranteslast week. According to Belmonte, Sao Paulo are hopeful that Dani Alves will stay at the club beyond his current contract despite the huge sum owed him by the Brazilian top flight club.


Veteran Sao Paulo defender Dani Alves is undoubtedly one of the best right-backs of his generation having played with distinction for clubs in Europe and South America. Dani Alves started his career as a professional footballer at Bahia in his native Brazil before he left South America for European football. Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla were the first team for Dani Alves in European football. The longest period of his club career was spent at the Nou Camp in the colours of Barcelona. Dani Alves has played for six teams throughout his career. Apart from Bahia, Sevilla, Sao Paulo and Barcelona, Dani Alves has also played for Italian Serie A champions Juventus and French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).


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