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Eder Militao joins Brazil squad

12:16 EAT 03/09/2018
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The 20-year-old Porto defender will join the Selecao on the Brasil Global Tour in USA this month after replacing the injured Fagner

Eder Militao has been drafted into the Brazil squad for this month’s Brasil Global Tour doulble-header in USA.

The Porto star earns his first ever senior international call-up after replacing Corinthians right-back Fagner, who was forced to withdraw through injury.

The Selecao meet USA in New Jersey on September 7 before facing El Salvador in Washington on September 11.

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Fanger is the third player to drop out of Tite’s original 24-man squad.

Fluminense striker Pedro picked up an injury and was replaced by Everton’s Richarlison last week, while midfielder Renato Augusto requested to be cut for personal reasons and, with only 23 players eligible for each matchday squad, was not replaced.

Former Sao Paulo man Eder Militao can also able to operate as a central defender and in a holding midfield position and has been capped at youth level by his country.

He will now compete with Liverpool’s Fabinho for a starting role on the right side of Tite’s back-four.

That both can also operate at the back of a midfield suggests Tite could continue to ask his full-backs to push up into central midfield zones when attempting to break down a low-block, a tactical ploy which we saw during the World Cup.

Brazil arrived in USA on Sunday and their first training session of the week will be held at Red Bull Arena on Monday.

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