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Chelsea pair included in latest Brazil squad

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Brazil will have two more games this year for the South American qualifying matches against Argentina, which are sorely missing their biggest star Lionel Messi, and Peru which were expected to do better after a surprisingly solid Copa América showing earlier this year. As usual, the country is one of the first to announce the selected squad for these games and it has some surprises with both Liverpool attacking midfielders Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho missing the latest call-up.

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho had already missed October matches against Chile and Venezuela after both suffered from injuries right before Brazil's squad reunion. Although Brazil's showing against Chile was less than promising, their game against Venezuela was much better and Dunga decided to stick with most of the players he had previously called.

The good news for Brazil fans is Barcelona's Neymar return after missing the last two Brazil games due to his Copa América suspension. Orlando City's Kaká will also be returning to the squad.

Meanwhile, Chelsea's Oscar has kept his spot in the squad despite heavy protests from local media. Willian, whom seemingly took Neymar's absence as a challenge much like he does with Chelsea competitors for his starting eleven spot, is also featured in Dunga's call-up; and Ramires is once again absent from the squad as Corinthians' Elias good performance against Venezuela earned him another call.

The full Brazil squad for the next international games in November is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Cássio (Corinthians), Alisson (Internacional);

Defenders: Miranda (Inter Milan), Marquinhos (PSG), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Filipe Luis (Atlético Madrid), Gil (Corinthians), David Luiz (PSG), Danilo (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid);

Midfielders: Fernandinho (Manchester City), Elias (Corinthians), Oscar (Chelsea), Willian (Chelsea), Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Renato Augusto (Corinthians), Lucas Lima (Santos), Kaká (Orlando City);

Attackers: Neymar (Barcelona), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Hulk (Zenit), Ricardo Oliveira (Santos).