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Neymar back to Brazil for World Cup qualifiers

RIO DE JANEIRO: Neymar will rejoin Brazil for 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia in his first worldwide obligation since being moved in a record setting bargain from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, national mentor Tite said Thursday.

Rested for the June friendlies – a 1-0 misfortune to Argentina and a 4-0 thrashing of Australia – the 25-year-old striker will be close by three of his new PSG partners: Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Daniel Alves.

Tite said the show over Neymar’s exchange “changes literally nothing” for the Brazilian group.

Neymar “is searching for new difficulties, however the essential thing is that he be glad to play football, that he adjusts well and advances to another level,” Tite said.

The mentor said Barcelona and PSG have “a comparable strategic arrangement of 4-3-3.”

The principle change to the Brazilian squad is the landing of gifted midfielder Luan Vieira, 24, who was in the Olympic gold award winning group at Rio 2016. He at present plays for Gremio in Brazil however is destined for Spartak Moscow.

After some torrid years, Brazil think back to their best, thumping Germany from the highest point of the FIFA rankings and in March turning into the principal nation to meet all requirements for the 2018 World Cup. Amid his opportunity in control, Tite has eight triumphs out of eight in aggressive matches.

Brazil play Ecuador on August 31 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and go to Barranquilla in Colombia on September 5.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma/ITA), Cassio (Corinthians), Ederson (Mnchester City/ENG)

Safeguards: Daniel Alves (Paris SG/FRA), Fagner (Corinthians), Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid/ESP), Marcelo (Real Madrid/ESP), Miranda (Inter Milan/ITA), Marquinhos (Paris SG/FRA), Thiago Silva (Paris SG/FRA), Rodrigo Caio (São Paulo)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid/ESP) Fernandinho (Manchester City/ENG), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande/CHN), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan/CHN), Willian (Chelsea/ENG), Giuliano (Zenith/RUS), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool/ENG), Luan (Gremio)

Strikers: Neymar (Paris SG/FRA), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City/ENG), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/ING), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk/UCR).

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