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The Brazilian's injury forces him out of the national side's upcoming games...

Manchester United midfielder Anderson has been ruled out of Brazil's World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay, as well as the Confederations Cup.

The 21-year-old picked up an injury in the Champions League final against Barcelona on Wednesday and will now require surgery.

Brazil coach Dunga will be disappointed with the news, as the former Porto player has become an integral part of his side over the past year.

Flamengo's Kleberson, the former Red Devils midfielder, has been brought in to replace the injured Anderson, and he was obviously delighted at being recalled by the national side.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Kleberson said, "When I heard the news, I couldn't control myself and started to jump around the house.

"I'm euphoric and very happy. I'd say it was one of the happiest days of my life."

Dunga is also without Chelsea defender Alex, who withdrew from the squad as he is to have a hernia operation so he can be fit in time for the new Premier League season.

The Brazilians will play Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier on June 6, before playing Paraguay four days later. They will then fly to South Africa for the Confederations Cup which starts on June 14.

Nick Turner, Goal.com

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