Brazil squad v Socceroos, Argentina at MCG in June


NEYMAR and several other top Brazilian players have been left out of the national squad for friendlies next month against the Socceroos and Argentina in Melbourne.

The Barcelona striker has played a major tournament every summer since the Copa America in 2011 and he, along with Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, who is suffering from a muscle strain, were left out of coach Tite’s reformed squad.

Regulars Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo, Casemiro and Dani Alves were also spared the trip to Australia.

In their place, Monaco centre back Jemerson and Corinthians midfielder Rodriguinho were called up for…