Published: Mon, August 20, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Tite brings in young blood for Brazil friendlies in U.S.

Tite brings in young blood for Brazil friendlies in U.S.

It is expected to be similar in makeup to the young squad that held eventual World Cup champ France to a 1-1 draw in Lyon on the eve of the tournament in Russian Federation.

The FC crew choose who they would keep between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho.

The 22-year-old has been named in his country's squad for their upcoming worldwide friendlies against the United States of America and El Salvador.

Pereira, the 22-year-old attacking midfielder who spent last season on loan at Valencia, is one of two Manchester United players in the squad, along with Fred.

Danilo, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Cassio and Pedro Geromel were the other members of the Selecao's World Cup squad to miss out.

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson was left out for personal reasons.

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Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is included but Real Madrid veteran Marcelo was left out for the games against the United States and El Salvador, both in the US.

Arthur, who was called up but not used before the World Cup, is also included after a promising start to the season with Barcelona.

Tite said he left out several senior men to give younger players a chance to show what they can do at the highest level.

And Pereira says he has improved as a player because of his loan and insists his relationship with Mourinho is strong.

'In the continuity of this, with no Antonio (Valencia) in the team, he was the captain and for the next match I don't think Antonio's going to play, so he'll be the captain again.

The five-time world champions return to Brasil Global Tour action in September with tests against United States of America in New Jersey and El Salvador in Landover, in what will be their first matches since the 2018 World Cup.

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