It was not until Dunga decided to replace Jefferson after the first of the Russia 2018 qualifiers that Alisson Ramses Becker made his Brazil debut. He has stayed between the posts ever since, earning the confidence of Tite following Dunga’s departure.
Alisson was no stranger to international duty, having featured alongside Neymar and Philippe Coutinho at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009. He continued his development at Internacional of Porto Alegre, earning promotion to the first team, which was followed in 2015 by a maiden call-up to the senior national team. After spending a mere three games on the bench, he was handed the No1 jersey for the qualifiers and the Copa America Centenario 2016.
Alisson has produced his best form for his country since moving to Roma in the middle of 2016, conceding just three goals in 11 qualifying matches under Tite.