Neymar Jr and Dani Alves have been named by Brazil manager Dunga in the team that will play friendlies on September 5 and 8 against Costa Rica in New Jersey and against the United States in Foxborough. One of the other attractions of these games will be the debut of former Barça man Edmílson as Dunga’s assistant coach.
This is the first outing for Brazil since they appeared at the Copa America in Chile, where they were eliminated on penalties after drawing their quarter final with Paraguay.
The full squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Marcelo Grohe (Grêmio), Alisson (Internacional)
Central defenders: David Luiz (PSG), Marquinhos (PSG) , Miranda (Inter Milan), Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
Full backs: Daniel Alves (FC Barcelona), Filipe Luís (Atlético Madrid), Danilo (Real Madrid), Douglas Santos (Atlético Mineiro)
Midfielders: Luis Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Elias (Corinthians), Ramires (Chelsea), Oscar (Chelsea), Firmino (Liverpool), Willian (Chelsea), Kaká (Orlando City), Lucas Lima (Santos).
Forwards: Neymar (FC Barcelona), Lucas (PSG), Hulk (Zenit), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich)