The 41-year-old was named in coach¬†Oswaldo √Ālvarez¬†Vad√£o squad on Thursday.¬†

Formiga has featured at every World Cup since 1995 when as a 17-year-old she came off the bench. 

Her six previous World Cup's mean she shares the record for the most appearances with Homare Sawa, who led Japan to their World Cup triumph in 2011.

Along the way, Formiga reached third place in 1999 and were runners-up in 2007.

In 2015, she became the tournaments oldest goalscorer when at 37 years, three months and six days old she hit the back of the net against South Korea.

If the PSG star takes to the field in France, she won't only become the first footballer, male or female, to appear at seven World Cups but will also become the oldest player to appear at a women's World Cup.

However, this achievement almost never happened after Formiga retired from the national side in 2016.

After taking charge of the national team in 2017 Vadão convinced Formiga to return for the Copa América Femenina last year which saw Brazil qualify for the 2019 World Cup and 2020 Olympics.

"She is one of the greatest examples we have in the world, if not of this planet," he said during the press conference in Rio de Janeiro.

"She is 41-years-old and has renewed with PSG. It's a great benchmark and I could not stay out of such a project."

Brazil is in Group C alongside the Matildas, Italy and Jamacia.