RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Neymar and David Neres are in for the Copa America, Lucas Moura and Vinicius Jr. are out.
Brazil coach Tite named his squad Friday for the South American tournament, which starts in Sao Paulo on June 14. Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar was included despite his recent injury problems and league suspension for an altercation with a fan.
Tite said Neymar made a mistake by getting involved in the altercation after PSG’s loss in the French Cup. The coach said he would have a private conversation with the player when they next meet.
Brazil’s players will start gathering at the Granja Comary training ground outside Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. The team will play two friendlies before the Copa America begins, facing Qatar on June 5 in Brasilia and Honduras four days later in Porto Alegre.
Brazil reached the quarterfinals at last year’s World Cup but lost to Belgium. The Brazilians last won the continental title in 2007.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians)
Defenders: Alex Sandro (Juventus), Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Fagner (Corinthians), Felipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Miranda (Inter Milan)
Midfielders: Allan (Napoli), Arthur (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Lucas Paqueta (AC Milan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona)
Strikers: David Neres (Ajax), Everton (Gremio), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Richarlison (Everton)
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