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01:12 PM, September 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:18 PM, September 19, 2020

Neymar, Coutinho in Brazil squad for WC qualifiers

Neymar and Philippe Coutinho made it into the 23-member Brazil squad, announced for their next month's World Cup qualifying matches against Bolivia and Peru. 

The squad announcement comes after FIFA assured national teams that players based in Europe would be available for the international duty amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Brazil will face Bolivia on October 9 and then travel to Peru on October 13.

Brazil coach Tite would be delighted to have goalkeeper Allison Becker back after a long injury. The squad also includes young Real Madrid forward Rodrygo and 19-year-old Palermo defender Gabriel Menino, who received his first call in the national side. 

However, Tite has left out two experienced full backs -- Marcelo and Dani Alves -- and midfielder Arthur Melo, who recently joined Juventus from Barcelona.

 

SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Santos (Athletico) and Weverton (Palmeiras)

Defenders: Danilo (Juventus), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras), Alex Telles (Porto), Felipe (Atletico Madrid), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Rodrigo Caio (Flamengo)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Bruno Guimaraes(Lyon), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo)

Forwards: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Richarlison (Everton) Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Everton (Benfica), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)

 

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