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Douglas Costa called up for Brazil World Cup Qualifiers

He keeps his spot.

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Bayern Munich winger has been called up by Dunga for Brazil's upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. He's become a regular squad member under Dunga since the fall of 2014 and, since his move to Bayern, has moved into the starting eleven.

The squad has your usual Brazilian heavyweights like Barcelona's Neymar and Alvez, Chelsea's Willian and Oscar, Paris Saint-Germain's David Luiz and Marquinhos, and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho. However, Dunga has continued to dip into non-European waters. Four players that play in Brazil have been called up. Dunga has also reached into China for Gil and Renato Augusto and MLS for Kaka.

Sitting in third place after four games, Brazil's two upcoming qualifiers are home against Uruguay and away to Paraguay. CONMEBOL makes their ten clubs play each other in one large home-away competition, so this competition is a full 18 matches for each club.

Brazil will be taking part in both the Copa America Centennario and the Rio Olympics this summer. It will be interesting to see how Dunga splits his squad for the competitions. While many will blow off the Olympics, it is the one trophy that Brazil is eligible for yet have never won. They want it, especially in their home country.

Full Brazil Squad

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Internacional), Diego Alves (Valencia), Marcelo Grohe (Gremio)

Defenders: Miranda (Inter Milan), David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Gil (Shandong Luneng), Danilo (Real Madrid), Dani Alves (Barcelona), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Alex Sandro (Juventus)

Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Lucas Lima (Santos), Kaka (Orlando City), Willian (Chelsea), Oscar (Chelsea)

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

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