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Carlos Dunga names Brazil squad for Costa Rica, USA friendlies

Dunga names Brazil roster for Costa Rica, United States friendliesBrazil coach Carlos Dunga has announced a 24-man squad for upcoming international friendlies against Costa Rica and United States soccer team.

Following the disappointing exit from the 2015 Copa America, the Selecao face Costa Rica on September 5 at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey before taking on USA four days later at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The national team coach has decided to make a number of changes to the squad that represented the country at the 2015 Copa America, with Orlando City star Kaka among those returning to the side.

Danilo Luiz da Silva, Lucas Moura and Oscar are also back, while FC Porto target Lucas Lima makes the squad as well, but PSG captain Thiago Silva misses out.

Barcelona superstar Neymar has been called despite the fact that he is banned for the first two 2018 World Cup qualifiers having received a red card at the Copa America finals.

The matches against CONCACAF sides Costa Rica and USA will serve as the final warm-up games for the Brazil national team before the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, where Brazil take on Copa America holders Chile in their opening match.

Brazil squad:

Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Marcelo Grohe (Gremio), Alisson (International);

Defenders: David Luiz (PSG), Marquinhos (PSG), Miranda (Inter Milan), Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Luis Filipe (Atletico Madrid), Danilo (Real Madrid), Douglas Santos (Atletico-MG);

Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Elias (Corinthians), Ramires (Chelsea), Oscar (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Bayern), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Willian (Chelsea), Kaka (Orlando City), Lucas Lima (Santos), Lucas Moura (PSG);

Forwards: Neymar (Barcelona), Hulk (Zenit).

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