Chelsea trio set to start Sweden friendly
The Chelsea trio of David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar are all expected to start for Brazil against Sweden in Gothenburg on Wednesday night.
The Blues players will form part of a re-jigged Brazil line-up that still features many of those involved in the Olympic Games, where the Seleção finished runner-up.
Gabriel continues in-goal, while first-team regulars Dani Alves and David Luiz come into defence, Alex Sandro replaces Marcelo at right-back.
Corinthians' energetic midfielder Paulinho replaces Sandro in the deep-lying midfield positions, partnering Rômulo, while Ramires comes into the midfield unit also.
Oscar, Neymar and Internacional's much discussed striker Leandro Damião will then continue to form the attacking unit that played a part in so many of Brazil's goals at the games.
Amongst those to miss out are the defensive duo of Rafael and Juan, who were notably involved in an on-the-pitch flair-up in the encounter with Mexico. Ganso was also omitted from the squad earlier in the week.
Brazil XI: Gabriel, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Alex Sandro; Rômulo, Paulinho, Ramires, Oscar; Neymar, Leandro Damião