Chelsea and Liverpool players in Brazil squad - Liverpool target gets first call-up

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Oscar, Willian, Filipe Luis and Philippe Coutinho are all in the latest Brazil squad - as is Fernandinho and Roberto Firmino.

Brazilian national coach Dunga has announced his latest squad for Brazil, as they get ready to face Turkey and Austria in friendly fixtures next month.

Dunga picked a team made up of entirely European based players for the fixtures, so as not to upset bosses in his homeland, as the Brazilian championship draws near to its conclusion.

But there was good news for five Premier League players who were included.

Chelsea are used to having players in the Brazil squad. Since the departure of David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain that has dwindled recently, but the arrival of Felipe Luis helps keep the Chelsea contingent strong.

Oscar and Willian are the other two Chelsea players selected. Ramires has been injured so is not able to join his Chelsea team-mates for the games.

Meanwhile Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho continues to be picked. He struggled for many years to get back into the Brazil squad, despite many a fan domestic and abroad calling for his inclusion. Now the Liverpool man is included again - as is a former Liverpool target.

Bundesliga star Roberto Firmino has received his first call-up after knocking on the door for the past 12 months. Liverpool wanted him last January and this summer but the Hoffenheim midfielder decided to stay with his current club. He will be hoping to make his international debut.

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is also selected.

Other notable selections include Douglas Costa and Luiz Adriano of Shakhtar Donetsk - both also uncapped. while Mario Fernandes and Casemiro will be pleased to be a part of the group.

Lucas Moura and Thiago Silva of PSG have also been re-called after missing the most recent Brazilian fixtures.

Here is the full Brazil squad...

Rafael Cabral (Napoli), Neto (Fiorentina), Diego Alves (Valencia), David Luiz (PSG), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (PSG), Miranda (Atletico Madrid), Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow), Alex Sandro (Porto), Filipe Luis (Chelsea), Danilo (Porto), Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Romulo (Spartak Moscow), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Casemiro (Porto), Oscar (Chelsea), Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim), Willian (Chelsea), Neymar (Barcelona), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Lucas Moura (PSG), Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk).

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