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Neymar, Marcelo, Casemiro left out of Brazil squad

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Neymar, Marcelo, Casemiro left out of Brazil squad

Neymar rested as Tite names squad for Brazil friendlies

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Real Madrid duo Marcelo and Casemiro have joined Barcelona's Neymar in being left out of the Brazil squad for their upcoming friendly matches.

Neymar has been left out of the Brazil squad for the friendly matches against Argentina and Australia in June.

The Barcelona star has been granted a rest from international duties following a hectic season for club and country.

Real Madrid duo, and Dani Alves also rested

Real Madrid duo Marcelo and Casemiro will also not be involved as a result of the Champions League final, which takes place on June 3.

Juventus full-back Dani Alves has also been left out, although team-mate Alex Sandro has been included in the squad.

Neymar, Marcelo, Casemiro left out of Brazil squad

Bayern Munich defender Rafinha and Chelsea's David Luiz have both earned call-ups in an otherwise strong 24-man group that also includes Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa, Gabriel Jesus and Thiago Silva.

Tite: Brazil players need a rest

"The emotional side of the game drains us... the adrenaline is at a million every single day, the players need mental rest," head coach Tite told a news conference after announcing his squad.

"There is a team-building and there is consolidation, but this is about construction at the moment."

Brazil face Argentina on June 9 and Australia four days later, with both matches taking place at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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