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Moura recalled to Brazil squad after two-year absence

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil have called up Tottenham Hotspur forward Lucas Moura for friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina, national team coordinator Edu Gaspar said on Monday.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group B - Tottenham Hotspur v FC Barcelona - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - October 3, 2018 Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Tottenham's Lucas Moura REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Moura, 26, last played for Brazil two years ago and has made only three substitute appearances in five years for the five-times world champions.

The pacy winger replaces Gremio forward Everton, who withdrew from the squad with a thigh strain.

Brazil play Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Friday and then travel to Jeddah to face rivals Argentina four days later.

Reporting by Andrew Downie; editing by Ken Ferris

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