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Brazil call up uncapped right-back Marcinho for friendlies

Sanjeevni Today 28-09-2019 10:24 AM

Brazil call up uncapped right-back Marcinho for friendlies

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil head coach Tite on Friday added Botafogo right-back Marcinho to his squad for friendlies against Senegal and Nigeria in Singapore next month.

Marcinho replaces Juventus defender Danilo, who was cut from the squad because a hamstring injury, the Brazilian Football Confederation said in a brief statement.

Marcinho has made 44 Brazilian Serie A appearances since being promoted from Botafogo's youth academy in 2016. The 23-year-old from Rio de Janeiro has yet to represent his country at any level.

Brazil will meet Senegal at Singapore's 55,000-capacity National Stadium on October 10 and Nigeria at the same venue three days later.

The five-time world champions will play two more friendlies in November - their last outings before the South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifying tournament kicks off next March.

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