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Neymar back in Brazil squad as Liverpool keeper Alisson misses out

Paris Saint Germain star Neymar Junior is back in the Brazil squad for their first World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru after missing the previous call up in November due to an injury.

Brazil, however, will be without goalkeeper Alisson who has been ruled out for a week by Liverpool with a hip injury; the omission intimating that the player might miss Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid.

There are notable inclusions Lyon defensive midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, Atleti’s Felipe and Flamengo’s Everton Ribeiro.

Speaking about the trio, Trio said: "In the case of Everton, he returns because he has great form in his creative process. Bruno Guimaraes had a great championship last year for Athletico Paranaense, we followed him in the Under-23s and in Lyon, this consolidates, strengthens.

"It is likewise with Felipe. We followed two games that were emblematic of Atletico Madrid, against Liverpool and Valencia."

Brazil squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Weverton (Palmeiras), Ederson (Manchester City) and Ivan (Ponte Preta)

Defenders: Dani Alves (Sao Paulo), Danilo (Juventus), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Felipe (Atletico Madrid), Eder Militao (Real Madrid) and Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)

Midfielders: Arthur (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon), Philippe Coutinho (Bayern Munich), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo) and Fabinho (Liverpool)

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