Brazil Squad Released – Nine New Faces

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Dunga has released his Brazil squad for the November friendlies against Turkey and Austria.

There are no Brazilian based players in the squad after the clubs requested they were overlooked with the Campeonato entering its final few months.

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There is a first call up for striker Luiz Adriano. The move has raised some eyebrows as Dunga has played his last four games in charge without any striker on the pitch.

There is also a nod to youth. The oldest player – Miranda – will only be 33 by the time the 2018 World Cup in Russia rolls around.

There are nine players who weren’t in the last squad, along with three possible debutantes – Roberto Firmino, Douglas Costa and the aforementioned Luiz Adriano.

The squad in full is:

Goalkeepers: Diego Alves (Valencia), Rafael Cabral (Napoli), Neto (Fiorentina)

Defenders: Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain), Miranda (Atlético de Madrid), Danilo (Porto), Alex Sandro (Porto), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Mário Fernandes (CSKA Moscow)

Midfielders: Oscar (Chelsea), Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain), Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg), Willian (Chelsea), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Rômulo (Spartak Moscow), Casemiro (Porto), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Roberto Firmino (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk)

Forwards: Neymar (Barcelona), Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk)

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