Brazil manager Carlos Dunga has included Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino in his for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay in late March.
Firmino was initially not invited but injury to former World Player of the Year Kaka. Injured Kaka suffered a thigh strain during training on Saturday and missed Orlando City’s 2-2 draw against Real Sale Lake in their MLS opener prompted Dunga to extend invitation to the forward.
Capped 11 times, the 24-year-old has scored in his past two outings for the Samba Boys and currently the topscorer of Liverpool in his debut season in England.
Firmino scored his eighth goal for Liverpool at the weekend in the 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.