RIO DE JANEIRO Adidas Superstar Blanche et Noir Pas Cher , Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has been called up by Brazil coach Dunga for friendlies against Costa Rica and the USA, the country's football federation (CBF) said on Friday.
Coutinho, a surprise absentee from Brazil's original squad announced earlier this month, will be joined by Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, who was also added by Dunga on Friday.
The pair will replace injured Chelsea duo Oscar and Ramires.
The fixtures will be Brazil's first since their Copa America quarterfinal defeat to Paraguay on penalties in June.
HO CHI MINH CITY， May 24 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam will host the qualifying round of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Women's Championship 2017 from October to November， the Vietnam Football Federation said Tuesday.
The AFC has agreed that the qualifying round will take place from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6， with the participation of Australia， Thailand， Uzbekistan， Iran， Vietnam， Jordan， Myanmar， Chinese Taipei， Palestine， India， Tajikistan， Lebanon， Singapore， Kyrgyzstan， Northern Mariana Islands， Pakistan， the Philippines and China's Hong Kong.
Each group will play a one-round league in a centralized venue and the winner from each group (total four teams) will qualify to the finals (eight teams in total). Vietnam is in Group D along with Iran， India and the Philippines.