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Brazil prepares to meet Ecuador in 2018 World Cup

Reporter: Xu Zhen 丨 CCTV.com

08-31-2016 16:04 BJT

Brazil have had to quickly turn their attention to world cup qualification. New boss Tite is taking his side to face Ecuador who are second in the continents qualifying group.

Brazil currently have 9 points since the campaign began and sixth in the table. With two training sessions to go before the match, the new man in charge has brought in some of the youngsters from the Olympic team and given them a chance to impress ahead of the match.

Neymar, who was one of the three over 23 players in the gold medal winning side, is called up along with new Manchester City signing Gabriel Jesus and Inter Milan's Gabriel Barbosa. A lot of the team have had to endure busy travel schedules after featuring for their clubs in Europe at the weekend and there's been a surprise recall for Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho.

Here's a quick look at the rest of the South American qualifying matches on Thursday. Bolivia go up against Peru. Argentina are without the injured Sergio Aguero when they take on Uruguay. Paraguay face Copa America winners Chile and James Rodriguez will lead Columbia against Venezuela.

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