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Brazil callus up Gabriel Paulista and Douglas Santos to squad for World Cup qualifiers


RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil has added Arsenal defender and winger Douglas Santos of Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro to the squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers this month against Argentina and Peru.

Brazil coach Dunga announced the moves on Friday, replacing two injured player — defenders of Real Madrid and of Paris Saint-Germain. has a left-leg injury, and is out with an injured right thigh.

Brazil faces Argentina on Nov. 12 in Buenos Aires, and plays Peru on Nov. 17 in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador.

Brazil has three points from its first two qualifiers. Argentina, the runner-up in the 2014 World Cup, has one point. Peru has lost its first two matches.

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