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Coutinho joins Brazil squad for friendlies in Singapore

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Brazil is flying all the way to Singapore to play Nigeria and Senegal.

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Brazil has named their squad for two upcoming friendlies against Senegal and Nigeria. Bayern Munich’s Philippe Coutinho headlines the squad alongside Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, and Barcelona’s Arthur.

Now, why are Brazil going all the way to Singapore to play against two African teams is anybody’s guess. We can probably assume that it has a lot to do with Nike and a lot of money.

Tite has already had to make one change to his squad. Juventus’s Danilo has had to pull out of the camp with a thigh injury. He’ll be replaced by Botafogo’s Marcinho.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Ederson (Manchester City), Santos (Athletico), Weverton (Palmeiras)

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Sao Paulo), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid), Rodrigo Caio (Flamengo), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Marcinho (Botafogo)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Arthur (Barcelona), Matheus Henrique (Gremio), Lucas Paqueta (Milan), Philippe Coutinho (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Richarlison (Everton), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Everton (Gremio)