Marcelo and Jesus left out of Brazil squad, Pereira makes cut
Andreas Pereira, of Manchester United, and Arthur of Barcelona, were named on Friday among several new faces in coach Tite’s Brazilian team.
Gabriel Jesus, Marcelo and Miranda were missing from the group. Danilo, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Cassio and Pedro Geromel were the other members of the Selecao World Cup team that didn’t make the cut.
Ederson also was left out, however, the technical coordinator of CBF, Edu, confirmed that the Manchester City goalkeeper was omitted due to a personal problem.
The five-time world champions return to action in the Brazil Global Tour in September with tests against the USA In New Jersey and El Salvador in Landover, in what will be their first games since the 2018 World Cup.
Full Brazil squad:
Goalkeepers: Allison (Liverpool), Neto (Valencia), Hugo (Flamengo).
Centre-backs: Dede (Cruzeiro), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (PSG), Felipe (Porto).
Full-backs: Alex Sandro (Juventus), Flipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fagner (Corinthians).
Midfielders: Andreas Pereira (Manchester United), Fred (Manchester United), Arthur (Barcelona), Pilippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Lucas Paqueta (Flamengo).
Forwards: Douglas Costa (Juventus), Everton (Gremio), Roberto Firminho (Liverpool), Neymar (PSG), Pedro (Fluminense), Willian (Chelsea).