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Dunga names Brazil squad for Chile, Venezuela qualifiers

Dunga names Brazil squad for Chile, Venzuela qualifiersBarcelona superstar Neymar has been left out of Brazil’s squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers vs Chile and Venezuela.

The highly rated forward is suspended for both games so it is hardly a surprise that he has not been included in Carlos Dunga’s 23-man squad.

Chelsea midfielder Oscar is back to the side after he was forced to withdraw from the roster from September friendlies.

Philippe Coutinho, who replaced the Blues hotshot, has now been named among the 23 players that will represent Brazil at the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign,

Bayern full-back Rafinha returns to the international fold, but his namesake from Barcelona is out through a knee ligament injury.

Oddly enough, Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva continues to miss out, with his teammates David Luiz and Marquinhos included.

Brazil national team face 2015 Copa America champions Chile on the road in their opening match on October 9 before playing host to Venezuela five days later.

Brazil squad: 

Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Marcelo Grohe (Gremio), Alisson (Internacional).

Defenders: David Luiz (PSG), Miranda (Inter Milan), Marquinhos (PSG), Gil (Corinthians), Fabinho (Monaco), Rafinha (Bayern Munich), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid).

Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Elias (Corinthians), Renato Augusto (Corinthians), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Lucas Lima (Santos), Lucas Moura (PSG), Willian (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Oscar (Chelsea).

Forwards: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Hulk (Zenit).

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