Tite omits Man City stars in latest Brazil squad

The midfielder made an impressive full Premier League debut against Leicester

The midfielder made an impressive full Premier League debut against Leicester

They include Manchester United's Andreas Pereira, Barcelona's Artur and Porto's Felipe based in Europe, and Flamengo's Lucas Paqueta, Fluminense 's Pedro and Gremio's Everton from the Brazilian championship that is in the middle of its season.

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Manchester United's Andreas Pereira and Barcelona's Artur are among the new faces of the Brazilian national team for the friendly matches against US and El Salvador, according to coach Tite's announcement on Friday.

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira in a friendly cup against Real Madrid in Miami, USA, Jul 31, 2018.

However, a source close to the playmaker said he still has his sights set on representing the Brazil national team and would turn down a chance to play for Belgium in the September friendlies against Scotland and Iceland in order to wait for a call from Brazil coach Tite.

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Artur is also on the payroll after a promising start to the season with Barcelona.

The five-time World Champions will face United States and El Salvador in New Jersey and Washington next month.

Barcelona's new signing Arthur is in alongside Flamengo attacking-midfielder Lucas Paqueta, Gremio winger Everton, Porto centre-back Felipe and 21-year-old Fluminense striker Pedro. "(And) Everton, who is one of the best players in his team".

He, however left out Pereira's Man City rivals Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho, Danilo and Ederson.

Tite says he wants to give opportunities to new young players ahead of next year's Copa America, which will be played in Brazil, and gives six players their first senior call-ups.

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