It has been less than a week since the last international break but the next one's already looming just around the corner. The beauty of FIFA's calendar... So with games scheduled for the first two weeks of October, Chelsea players are already getting their call-ups. First up: Brazil.
Following two friendly wins with only Willian's participation, we will now be see Oscar return to the Seleção as well for games against Chile and Venezuela in 2018 World Cup qualifying. Willian will also be joining even after picking up an injury in yesterday's Champions League game, while midfielder Ramires was left out due to Dunga's preference to pick Corinthians midfielder Elias instead.
Other players of note in the squad are former Chelsea defenders David Luiz and Filipe Luis, Liverpool attacking midfielders Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, and Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho. Meanwhile, former Ballon d'Or winner Kaká was left out of the squad after Dunga called him and other players out for inviting a minister to Brazil's hotel; and Neymar is still serving the suspension for his expulsion in Copa América in July this year.
Here is the full Brazilian squad for the October international matches:
Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Marcelo Grohe (Grêmio), Alisson (Internacional);
Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Elias (Corinthians), Renato Augusto (Corinthians), Lucas Silva (Santos), Lucas (PSG), Willian (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Oscar (Chelsea);
Forwards: Hulk (Zenit), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich).