Danilo set for Brazil start against Ecuador

Porto defender Danilo is set to be given a starting berth in Brazil's friendly against Ecuador in New Jersey Tuesday.

Danilo set for Brazil start against Ecuador
Danilo and Marquinhos will take the place of Maicon and David Luiz (in-pic) against Ecuador

Rio de Janeiro: Porto defender Danilo is set to be given a starting berth in Brazil's friendly against Ecuador in New Jersey Tuesday.

The 23-year-old will replace Maicon at right-back after the Roma defender was cut from the squad for unspecified disciplinary reasons, Xinhua quoted the O Globo newspaper as saying.

Danilo has been capped six times for Brazil since making his international debut in 2011.

Selecao coach Dunga is also likely to hand a chance to Paris Saint-Germain central defender Marquinhos.

The 20-year-old is in line to replace his club teammate David Luiz, who has been ruled out with a knee injury.

Tuesday's fixture at the MetLife stadium follows Brazil's 1-0 victory over Colombia in Miami Friday.

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