Casemiro set to miss Brazil action due to injury, national coach confirms

Brazil will take on England and Spain later this month

Casemiro of Brazil Casemiro of Brazil (FILE)

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is out of the Brazil squad for the upcoming international friendlies against England and Spain due to injury, coach Dorival Junior said on Saturday.

Casemiro is the latest absence for Brazil, following injuries to Manchester City keeper Ederson, Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli and Paris St Germain defender Marquinhos, ahead of a match at Wembley on March 23 and one in Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu three days later.

"From a preliminary list of 50 names, 13 had already been ruled out by injury at their clubs," coach Junior said. "Unfortunately, we also lost Casemiro. Pepe, from Porto, a forward by origin and now a midfielder, has been called up."It is the 27-year-old Pepe's second call-up by Brazil, after his debut in a 2-1 loss to Colombia in a World Cup qualifier last year.Bill Gates is jealous of Steve Jobs's this skill

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