Brazil have announced their squad for the upcoming friendlies against France and Chile – and the red-hot Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has made the cut.
The Reds star has just five senior international caps and wasn’t selected for the 2014 World Cup, yet his performances haven’t gone unnoticed, and the 22-year-old could still go on to become a Brazil great.
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Coutinho will team up with Premier League rivals – in Chelsea pair Oscar and Willian, as well as Manchester City’s Fernandinho.
Barcelona forward Neymar will captain the side.
The squad in full is as follows:
Jefferson, Marcelo Grohe, Diego Alves, David Luiz, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Fabinho, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Danilo, Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Elias, Souza, Oscar, Willian, Coutinho, Douglas Costa, Firmino, Neymar, Diego Tardelli, Robinho
The fixtures will take place at the Stade de France and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium at the end of March.