Without the Injured Neymar, Brazil Forced to Bring in New Faces

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On Monday Brazil coach Tite named some new faces were included in his Brazil squad that will meet Russian Federation and Germany this month.

However, full-back Sandro was overlooked for this month's matches against World Cup host Russian Federation and reigning champion Germany, which Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar will miss as he recovers from a broken foot.

The squad includes a host of household names including Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho, Premier League attackers Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino, Chelsea ace Willian and Paris Saint-Germain defenders Dani Alves and Thiago Silva.

The Selecao travel to Moscow to face World Cup hosts Russian Federation on March 23, and four days later go to Germany to face the holders in Berlin.

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However, uncapped trio Valencia goalkeeper Neto, Besiktas midfielder Anderson Talisca and Real Sociedad forward Willian Jose will all get a chance to make their debut in the upcoming global friendlies.

"I want to give all the athletes opportunities right up until the end", coach Tite told a press conference on Monday.

They have lost just once in the 17 matches since Tite took over, 1-0 to Argentina in a 2017 friendly in Australia, but the match against Germany in particular will be a big test and the first time they have faced the Europeans since they went down 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final four years ago. These will be Brazil's last friendlies until the provisional World Cup squad is selected in May.

Also selected for a possible debut is Anderson Talisca, who plays for Turkish club Besiktas.

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