Dani Alves gets last-minute call for the Copa América
The blaugrana wing-back replaces the injured Danilo on Brazil national team
FC Barcelona right wing-back Dani Alves has been called at the last minute to play for Brazil in the 2015 Copa América in Chile after compatriot Danilo injured his right ankle in Sunday's friendly against Mexico. Once Danilo was officially ruled out, the Canarinho head coach Dunga didn't hesitate to call Alves as a substitute, as reported by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
Alves — who just extended his contract with FC Barcelona for two seasons, with a third-year option — will have no time for a vacation after completing the Treble with Barça. This will be Alves' first time back with the Brazilian national team since the 2014 World Cup. Brazil's first match in this year's Copa América will be against Peru on 14 June. Those two teams are joined in Group C by Colombia and Venezuela. Alves will be the fifth Barça player to be called to play in the 2015 Copa América, along with fellow Brazilian Neymar, Chile's Claudio Bravo, and Argentina's Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano.