PSG star Lucas Moura has been drafted into Brazil’s Copa America squad after replacing Barcelona star Thiago Alcantara.
Goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe of Gremio was also called up to replace Benfica’s Ederson. The CBF said both the departing players were injured but did not give more details.Brazil open their Copa campaign against Ecuador on Saturday night in the Rose Bowl and will also face Peru and Haiti in group play.
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The Copa America is being held in the United States for the first time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world’s oldest international tournament. Sixteen teams, 10 from South America and six from elsewhere in the region, will take part.Brazil has been placed in group B alongside Peru, Ecuador and Haiti.