Neymar back in Brazil’s fold for World Cup qualifiers


Barcelona star Neymar will be back in the fold as Brazil sees action in the South American World Cup qualifying matches versus Argentina and Peru in November.

He was out in the first two games after being slapped with a four-match ban following the Brazil’s 1-0 loss to Colombia in the Copa America last June but was called back last Thursday.

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Coach Dunga is under scrutiny from fans after suffering a 0-2 setback against Chile in Santiago and an unimpressive 3-1 win against Venezuela in Brazil’s first to qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Argentina will be without Lionel Messi, who is still recuperating from a knee injury, and will try to earn its first win after losing in their home turf at the hands of Ecuador and then getting a draw with Paraguay, results that put them in seventh place in the 10-team field.

Brazil is currently in fifth spot – a playoff spot in a group where the first four teams automatically qualify.

Team Brazil:
Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Alisson (Internacional), Cassio (Corinthians)
Defenders: Danilo (Real Madrid), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), 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), Oscar (Chelsea), Lucas Lima (Santos), Willian (Chelsea), Kaka (Orlando City).
Forwards: Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Neymar (Barcelona), Hulk (Zenit), Ricardo Oliveira (Santos).