Neymar in the World Cup match against Columbia / PHOTO: FIFA

New Brazil boss Dunga has announced his first squad list for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador.  It features a welcome return for Neymar Jr., who curiously enough suffered his injury while playing against Columbia.  The two countries meet again on 5 in Miami and then Brazil go on to play Ecuador in New Jersey on 9.  There was no place on the list for Dani Alves and Adriano.

Bravo, Messi and Mascherano

Meanwhile, Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will face Mexico and Haiti in friendlies on 6 and 9 respectively.  Argentine internationals, Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano have a tough task in the shape of World Champions Germany in Tata Martino’s first game in charge.  The World Cup rerun takes place in Düsseldorf on 3 September.

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