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Oscar gets Brazil reward for early season form

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After almost a year's absence, Chelsea midfielder Oscar is set to return to international action with the Brazil national team in the October international break coming up in a couple weeks.  New head coach Tite called up the Chelsea midfielder no doubt as a reward for his excellent performances for Antonio Conte so far this season.

Oscar, who's already got 48 caps at age 25, joins Chelsea teammate Willian in the 24-man squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Bolivia and Venezuela.  Newest Blue, David Luiz, has not earned his recall just yet.  A few more solid performances like against Liverpool on Friday should do the trick.

The squad in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Alisson (Roma), Weverton (Atletico Paranaense), Alex Muralha (Flamengo)

DEFENDERS: Dani Alves (Juventus), Fagner (Corinthians), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Miranda (Inter Milan), Gil (Shandong Luneng), Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain)

MIDFIELDERS: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Giuliano (Zenit), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Lucas Lima (Santos), Willian (Chelsea), Oscar (Chelsea)

FORWARDS: Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras), Neymar (Barcelona), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Well done, Oscar & Willian!

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