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Philippe Coutinho included in Brazil’s Copa America squad – but Roberto Firmino left out

Chelsea ace Willian was also included, while Thiago Silva and David Luiz were notable omissions by boss Dunga.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been included in Brazil’s 23-man Copa America squad, but teammate Roberto Firmino has been omitted.

Coutinho has been rewarded for another impressive season on Merseyside with a national team call-up, with Chelsea star Willian also included.

There were notable omissions for Paris Saint-Germain centre-half duo Thiago Silva and David Luiz, with boss Dunga suggesting it may be the end of the line.

“We took many factors into consideration, one of them is how certain players react under pressure. They might never be called again,” he said.Willian scores the third goal for Chelsea

Coutinho has featured in 24 Premier League games for Liverpool this season, scoring eight times.

He has added four more strikes across the League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League as he continues to improve with the Reds.

Firmino has scored 10 goals in his first season in English football, nine of which coming from 29 Premier League matches.

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