Brazil names World Cup qualifying team without banned Neymar

Brazil names World Cup qualifying team without banned Neymar

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil coach Dunga, who will have to do without suspended Barcelona star Neymar as South American World Cup qualifying opens next month, named a squad Thursday headed by Chelsea midfielder Oscar.

Oscar returns for matches next month against defending Copa America champion Chile & Venezuela after missing the Copa America three months ago with an injury.

Neymar is serving a four-match ban after being sent off in the Copa America. He will miss both matches as Brazil opens on Oct. 8 in Santiago, Chile, & then faces Venezuela on Oct. 13 in the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza.

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Squad:

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

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

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

Forwards: Firmino (Liverpool), Hulk (Zenit St. Petersburg), Lucas (Paris Saint-Germain), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich).

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