Arthur will have to wait. Tite has decided not to include the Gremio and future FC Barcelona playmaker, in his 23 man squd for the World Cup. The Brazil coach decided to bring the more experienced Taison, 30, of Shakhtar Donestsk to Russia instead.
That means that Arthur, 21, could travel to Barcelona during the tournament, before starting a mini pre-season before the second half of their campaign.
Barca duo Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho are in the squad, the latter for his first World Cup.
GK: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Machester City), Cassio (Corinthians).
Full-backs: Danilo (Manchester City), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (At. Madrid).
Centre-backs: Miranda (Inter Milán), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (PSG), Geromel (Gremio).
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Paulinho (FC Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Willian (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (FC Barcelona).
Forwards: Neymar Jr. (PSG), Douglas Costa (Juventus), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk).