Tottenham winger Lucas Moura replaces Everton in Brazil squad
Last Updated: 08/10/18 6:38pm
Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has been called up by Brazil for their upcoming friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina.
The 26-year-old has not featured for his country for two years and has made just three substitute appearances in the last five years for Brazil.
Moura replaces Gremio striker Everton in the squad after he was forced to pull out due to a thigh injury.
Everton was the second player to withdraw after Real Madrid defender Marcelo was replaced by Filipe Luis.
Brazil play Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Friday before facing South American rivals Argentina in Jeddah four days later.
Brazil's technical coordinator Edu Gaspar.said: "He [Moura] is a player we have monitored since his time with PSG.
"We want to take advantage of this cycle by observing [new players]. We spoke to Tottenham this morning and they understood the importance of this call-up for both the player and the Brazilian national team."