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Brazil announce squad for Russia and Germany friendlies

Brazil coach Tite has announced a 25-member squad for the upcoming friendly matches against Russia (March 23 in Moscow) and Germany (March 27 in Berlin).

Neto (Valencia CF), Anderson Talisca (Beşiktaş JK) and Willian Jose (Real Sociedad) have been handed their debut call-ups to the Seleção Brasileira.

The two friendly matches will be the last chance to test players, before the national coaches announce their 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad in late-May.

Brazil Squad

Alisson (AS Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Neto (FC Valencia)

Dani Alves (Paris St. Germain), Pedro Geromel (Grêmio Porto Alegre), Filipe Luís (Atletico Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris St. Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan), Fagner (Corinthians), Rodrigo Caio (FC São Paulo), Thiago Silva (Paris St. Germain)

Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Fred (Shakhtar Donetzk), Paulinho (FC Barcelona), Philippe Coutinho (FC Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Anderson Talisca (Beşiktaş JK), Willian (FC Chelsea)

Douglas Costa (Juventus Turin), Roberto Firmino (FC Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Taison (Shakhtar Donetzk), Willian José (Real Sociedad San Sebastian)