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Fabinho and Marcelo overlooked as hosts Brazil announce squad for this summer’s Copa America

Fabinho and Lucas Moura overlooked while Real Madrid duo Marcelo and Vinicius Jr miss out as Brazil announce squad for this summer’s Copa America

  • Brazil have announced their 23-man squad for this summer’s Copa America 
  • The Selecao are the hosts for this year’s event which kicks off on June 14
  • Premier League stars including Richarlison, Ederson and Alisson all feature
  • But there is no room for Fabinho, Lucas Moura or Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr 

Brazil have announced their 23-man squad for this summer’s Copa America – but there is no room for Real Madrid prodigy Vinicius Jr nor team-mate Marcelo. 

The Selecao are the hosts for South America’s showpiece event, which kicks off on June 14.

Brazil coach Tite has named Premier League stars Ederson and Alisson as two of his three goalkeepers, while Richarlison, Roberto Firmino and Fernandinho also make the grade.

Fabinho has been overlooked for Brazil’s 23-man squad for this summer’s Copa America

Gabriel Jesus, who has made only eight Premier League starts this season, also makes the squad at the expense of Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr.  

BRAZIL SQUAD 

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Alisson, Cassio

Defenders: Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Filipe Luis, Miranda, Fagner, Eder Militao, Alex Sandro

Midfielders: Allan, Arthur, Casemiro, Fernandinho, Lucas Paqueta, Philippe Coutinho

Forwards: Neymar, Everton, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, David Neres, Richarlison

Vinicius has had a breakout season in La Liga with the Spanish giants and has been a rare bright spark in what has otherwise been a forgettable campaign for the 13-time European champions.

But the 18-year-old has not done enough to make the squad despite 35 appearances, and he joins Fabinho as another star to fall short.

Marcelo, meanwhile, will not be adding to his 58 caps as coach Tite continues to overlook the left back.

He has opted for Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro and Atletico’s Filipe Luis instead of the 31-year-old.

The Liverpool midfielder was a rock in midfield during their title pursuit, but he has been overlooked for Napoli midfielder Allan, Barcelona’s Arthur, Real Madrid’s Casemiro and City’s Fernandinho.

Lucas Moura, who scored a hat-trick for Tottenham in the semi-finals of the Champions League, also failed to make the grade. 

Ajax’s David Neres, who has one international cap to his name, also makes the squad. 

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