Willian will take Neymar's place in Brazil squad for Copa America

The Chelsea forward will also inherit the No10 shirt at the tournament

Willian, el elegido por Tite
Willian, el elegido por Tite | sport

Tite has called up Chelsea forward Willian to take the place of Neymar in the Brazil squad for the Copa America. 

Willian, a former Barcelona target, will wear the number 10 shirt previously designated to Neymar, who will miss the competition after injuring ankle ligaments in the 2-0 friendly win over Qatar this week. 

Real Madrid's Vinicius had been expected to be called up by Tite, but in the end coach Tite has opted for the experience of Willian. 

The 30-year-old has been a regular under Tite and previous managers. He's been called up for 70 games for his country and has won 65 caps. 

Brazil meet Honduras this weekend in their final friendly before the Copa America starts. 



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