Copa America 2019: Injured defender Thiago Silva included in Brazil squad, Lucas Moura, Vinicius Junior miss out

There was no space for Tottenham's Champions League hero Lucas Moura in the Brazil squad despite his hat-trick in last week's semi-final second leg against Ajax nor for Real Madrid youngster Vinicius Junior

Agence France-Presse May 17, 2019 22:39:52 IST
Copa America 2019: Injured defender Thiago Silva included in Brazil squad, Lucas Moura, Vinicius Junior miss out
  • Hosts Brazil included injured defender Thiago Silva in their squad for the Copa America, coach Tite announced on Friday

  • Paris Saint-Germain's Silva, 34, has been suffering from a knee issue since mid-April but Brazil's physio Fabio Mahseredjian said the former captain could be in a good condition by 28 May

  • There was no space for Tottenham's Champions League hero Lucas Moura despite his hat-trick in last week's semi-final second leg against Ajax nor for Real Madrid youngster Vinicius Junior

Rio de Janeiro: Hosts Brazil included injured defender Thiago Silva in their squad for the Copa America, coach Tite announced on Friday.

Copa America 2019 Injured defender Thiago Silva included in Brazil squad Lucas Moura Vinicius Junior miss out

File image of Thiago Silva. Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain's Silva, 34, has been suffering from a knee issue since mid-April but Brazil's physio Fabio Mahseredjian said the former captain could be in a "good condition" by 28 May.

The world's most expensive player Neymar was also included having returned from more than two months on the sidelines with a foot problem.

There was no space for Tottenham's Champions League hero Lucas Moura despite his hat-trick in last week's semi-final second leg against Ajax nor for Real Madrid youngster Vinicius Junior.

Everton winger Richarlison is included in the 23-man group after an impressive season in the English top flight.

The eight-time winners face Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru in the group stage, which start on June 14, after two friendlies against Qatar and Honduras.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool/ENG), Ederson (Manchester City/ENG), Cassio (Corinthians)

Defenders: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Fagner (Corinthians), Alex Sandro (Juventus/ITA), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Miranda (Inter Milan/ITA), Eder Militao (Porto/POR)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid/ESP), Fernandinho (Manchester City/ESP), Arthur (Barcelona/ESP), Allan (Napoli/ITA)

Forwards: Lucas Paqueta (AC Milan/ITA), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona/ESP), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Everton (Gremio), David Neres (Ajax/NED), Richarlison (Everton/ENG), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/ENG), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City, ENG)

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