Brazil coach Dunga brings in Anderson Talisca for Turkish date
Brazil coach Dunga on Monday drafted Benfica attacking midfielder Anderson Talisca in place of Paris Saint Germain`s Lucas Moura for Wednesday`s friendly date with Turkey, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.
Sao Paulo: Brazil coach Dunga on Monday drafted Benfica attacking midfielder Anderson Talisca in place of Paris Saint Germain`s Lucas Moura for Wednesday`s friendly date with Turkey, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.
Moura scored in PSG`s weekend win over French table-toppers Marseille but had to go off with a bruised foot, opening the door to Under-23 cap Talisca, who has been averaging almost a goal a game in the Portuguese league this season after his move from Bahia.
After meeting the Turks, Brazil will play their final friendly of the year against Austria next Tuesday in Vienna.
As Brazilian club outfits have myriad league and cup commitments at this time of year, Dunga has called up only foreign-based players as he continues his overhaul of the five-time world champions after succeeding Luiz Felipe Scolari in July.
Goalkeepers: Rafael Cabral (Napoli/ITA), Neto (Fiorentina/ITA), Diego Alves (Valencia/ESP)
Defenders: David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Miranda (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Mario Fernandes (CSKA MOSCOW/RUS), Filipe Luis (Chelsea/ENG), Alex Sandro (Porto/POR), Danilo (Porto/POR)
Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg/GER), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk/UKR), Fernandinho (Manchester City/ENG), Casemiro (Porto/POR), Oscar (Chelsea/ENG), Willian (Chelsea/ENG), Phillippe Coutinho (Liverpool/ENG), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk/UKR), Anderson Talisca (Benfica/POR)
Strikers: Neymar (Barcelona/ESP), Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk/UKR), Firmino (Hoffenheim/GER)