Injured Neymar to miss Brazil friendlies; Rodrygo included in squad

Neymar to miss out for injury once again
Neymar to miss out for injury once again
  • PSG star Neymar missed out on the Brazil squad due to injury.
  • Brazil will play against Argentina and South Korea in friendlies.
  • Rodrygo and Douglas Luizhave been called up to the squad for the first time. 

Brazil left the injured Neymar out of their squad for the November friendlies against Argentina and South Korea. Still, coach Tite called up Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa and Rodrygo of Real Madrid to represent Brazil for the first time.

Roma goalie Daniel Fuzato and Real Betis defender Emerson were also included in the Brazil squad for the first time. Vinicius Junior and David Luiz are notable players who were not called for the friendlies.

Neymar injured his hamstring in Brazil’s 1-1 draw against Nigeria on October 13 and is expected to be out for four weeks. A day after that October 13 outing in Singapore, PSG reported that an MRI scan showed that their star player had suffered “a grade two lesion” in his left hamstring.

Tite did not call up any players from Brazil domestic league to avoid conflicts with teams playing the final rounds of the Brazilian league. Flamengo’s run to the Copa Libertadores final also restricted their players.

Brazil Squad


Alisson (Liverpool – England)

Ederson (Manchester City – England)

Daniel Fuzato (Roma – Italy)

Alisson (Liverpool – England)

Ederson (Manchester City – England)

Daniel Fuzato (Roma – Italy)


Danilo (Juventus – Italy)

Emerson (Real Betis – Spain)

Alex Sandro (Juventus – Italy)

Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid – Spain)

Thiago Silva (PSG – France)

Marquinhos (PSG – France)

Éder Militao (Real Madrid – Spain)

Felipe (Atletico Madrid – Spain)


Casemiro (Real Madrid – Spain) 

Arthur (Barcelona – Spain)

Fabinho (Liverpool – England)

Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa – England)

Philippe Coutinho (Bayern Munich – Germany)

Lucas Paqueta (AC Milan – Italy)


David Neres (Ajax – Nederlands)

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool – England)

Richarlison (Everton – England)

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City – England)

Rodrygo (Real Madrid – Spain)

Willian (Chelsea – England)