Jesus and Alisson back with Brazil for World Cup qualifying

Brazil called up striker Gabriel Jesus and goalkeeper Alisson for two World Cup qualifying matches in November even though both players are recovering from injuries.

Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring a goal during Brazil's Copa America final against Peru.   -  Getty Images

Brazil called up striker Gabriel Jesus and goalkeeper Alisson on Friday for two World Cup qualifying matches in November even though both players are recovering from injuries.

The five-time World Cup champions are scheduled to face Venezuela in Sao Paulo on Nov. 13 and Uruguay in Montevideo four days later.

Jesus has seen limited minutes for Manchester City because of a thigh injury picked up in September. Alisson has missed several Liverpool games after injuring his shoulder in training.

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Neymar, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho are also on the list. Brazil coach Tite also called up winger Vinicius Junior, who has been playing well at Real Madrid.

Brazil’s soccer confederation also said the World Cup qualifying “superclasico” against Argentina is scheduled March 30 at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife.

Brazil and Argentina won both of their qualifiers in October.

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