Neymar, Coutinho headline Brazil's roster for Copa America; Oscar out

Tuesday May 5th, 2015

Neymar, Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Philippe Coutinho headline Brazil's squad for this summer's Copa America, which coach Dunga revealed on Tuesday.

Chelsea midfielder Oscar misses out with a recently suffered groin injury, with Dunga saying at his press conference that after conferring with Jose Mourinho, he'd prefer for Oscar to stay rested and fully recover in time for 2018 World Cup qualifiers, which begin in October. Oscar's Chelsea teammates Felipe Luis and Willian will represent the Blues in Chile, though.

A trio of PSG defenders lead the defense, with Silva, Luiz and Marquinhos making Dunga's cut. Veteran forward Robinho, who won the 2007 Copa America with Dunga as coach, will also make the trip to Chile.

Brazil, which is 8-0-0 since the World Cup, is in Group C with Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

Here is the Brazil squad in full: 

GOALKEEPERS: Jefferson (Botafogo), Diego Alves (Valencia), Marcelo Grohie (Gremio)

DEFENDERS: Thiago Silva (Paris St.-Germain), David Luiz (Paris St.-Germain), Danilo (Porto), Fabinho (Monaco), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Miranda (Atletico Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris St.-Germain), Felipe Luis (Chelsea)

MIDFIELDERS: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Elias (Corinthians), Casemiro (Porto), Willian (Chelsea), Everton Ribeiro (Al Ahli), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk), Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim), Fernandinho (Manchester City)

FORWARDS: Neymar (Barcelona), Robinho (Santos), Diego Tardelli (Shandong Luneng)


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