Vinicius Junior called up for Brazil for 1st time
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Vinicius Junior has been called up to the Brazilian national team for the first time for friendly matches against Panama and the Czech Republic.
Paulinho back with Brazil for 2 London friendlies
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho has returned to Brazil for friendlies against Uruguay and Cameroon in November.
Brazil coach Tite announced his squad on Friday for the two matches in London on Nov.16 and 20. Both games will be at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.
The 30-year old Paulinho returned to China's Guangzhou Evergrande after the World Cup. He was not called in the two squads announced after the tournament in Russia.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Neymar out injured, Brazil coach Tite has brought in Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose for upcoming friendlies against Russia and Germany.
Other newcomers include Valencia goalkeeper Neto and Besiktas midfielder Talisca.
Tite said Monday that Neymar's absence will help Brazil learn to play without its main striker.
Brazil brings in Danilo, Fred, Diego for last qualifiers
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite has brought defender Danilo, midfielders Fred and Diego, and striker Diego Tardelli for the last World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Chile next month.
Gremio midfielder Arthur has been called up for the first time.
Brazil qualified for the 2018 World Cup in March. It goes to Bolivia on Oct. 5, and faces Chile on Oct. 10.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Cassio (Corinthians), Ederson (Manchester City).
Brazil hopes to feed off famed Maracana in soccer semifinal
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will look for inspiration from playing at the historic Maracana Stadium when it faces Honduras in the semifinals of the men's Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday.
The decisive game will mark the debut of many of Brazil's youngsters at the famed venue, which is expected to be packed with nearly 70,000 fans hopeful of seeing Brazil stay on track for its first soccer gold medal.