Neymar heads list of Brazil stars to face Japan in Singapore

Barcelona superstar Neymar will lead Brazil out when they face Japan in Singapore, after he was named in coach Dunga's squad for the international friendly on October 14.

With Paris St-Germain defender Thiago Silva missing out as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, Neymar will don the captain's armband at the Singapore Sports Hub next month.

Brazil's rebuilding continues in Dunga's second spell, as they look to recover after a shattering World Cup exit at the hands of eventual champions Germany.

Fullbacks Dani Alves and Marceloa have been left out once again, with the La Liga stars being replaced by the uncapped duo of Dodo and Mario Fernandes.

Robinho, on loan at Santos from AC Milan, has also earned a recall to the Selecao ranks, with Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk making way.

Six Premier League players have been called up, as Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Manchester City's Fernandinho are joined by Chelsea players Filipe Luis, Oscar, Willian and Ramires.

Five-time World Champions Brazil will face World Cup runners-up Argentina at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing on October 11, before taking on Asian Cup champions Japan in Singapore three days later.

Brazil Squad to take on Japan

Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Rafael Cabral (Napoli).

Defenders: David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Gil (Corinthians), Miranda (Atletico Madrid), Dodo (Internacional), Filipe Luis (Chelsea), Mario Fernandes (CSKA), Danilo (FC Porto).

Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Elias (Corinthians), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Ramires (Chelsea), Willian (Chelsea), Everton Ribeiro (Cruzeiro), Oscar (Chelsea), Coutinho (Liverpool).

Forwards: Ricardo Goulart (Cruzeiro), Robinho (Santos), Neymar (Barcelona), Diego Tardelli (Atletico Mineiro)

Tickets for Japan - Brazil at the Singapore Sports Hub on October 14, 2014 can still be purchased at