Gabriel called up to replace suspended Neymar

Neymar was booked during Friday's 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw against Uruguay and will miss Brazil's next game of the CONMEBOL section in Asuncion on Tuesday.

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Santos forward Gabriel Barbosa

Brazil has called up Santos forward Gabriel Barbosa to replace suspended captain Neymar in its squad to face Paraguay.

Neymar was booked during Friday's 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw against Uruguay and will miss Brazil's next game of the CONMEBOL section in Asuncion on Tuesday.

Gabriel has represented Brazil and Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 level and the 19-year-old has been viewed by some as Neymar's potential heir at Santos – the club the Barcelona superstar left when he moved to Spain in 2013.

Corinthians defender Felipe has also been called up by Dunga, as a yellow card for David Luiz against Uruguay means the Paris Saint-Germain centre-back is also ruled out.

Brazil is third in the CONMEBOL standings, with eight points from five matches, placing it above Paraguay and Argentina on goal difference.

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