Friday September 21 2018
Douglas Costa left out by Brazil

Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been left out of the Brazil squad, partly due to spitting at Federico Di Francesco of Sassuolo.

The 28-year-old has been given a four game Serie A ban for his actions last weekend, and may be out anyway after being injured in the win over Valencia.

“As I’ve said on other occasions, there will be a chance for those who were out,” Tite said at the Press conference to announce his squad.

“With specific regard to Douglas Costa, he won’t be called for two reasons: the injury, and the incident which happened in the league.

“It was an act which showed a lack of discipline.”

Douglas Costa's Juventus teammate Alex Sandro has been called-up, as has Miranda of Inter.

Brazil will play Saudi Arabia and Argentina next month.

Brazil squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson [Liverpool], Ederson [Man City], Phelipe [Gremio].

Defenders: Marquinhos [PSG], Miranda [Inter], Pablo [Bordeaux], Alex Sandro [Juventus], Danilo [Man City], Eder Militao [Porto], Fabinho [Liverpool], Marcelo [Real Madrid].

Midfielders: Arthur [Barcelona], Casermiro [Real Madrid], Fred [Manchester United], Philippe Coutinho [Barcelona], Renato Augusto [Beijing Guoan], Wallace [Hannover].

Forwards: Everton [Gremio], Roberto Firmino [Liverpool], Gabriel Jesus [Man City], Malcom [Barcelona], Neymar [PSG], Richarlison [Everton]

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