Injured Aurelio out of Brazil squad

RIO DE JANEIRO - Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio has withdrawn through injury from the Brazil national squad for this month's friendlies against England and Oman.

"The Brazilian national team's technical commission awaited the arrival of the report, which confirmed (Aurelio's) muscle injury, to officially announce his withdrawal," the Brazilian Football Confederation said on its website.

The Liverpool player will miss the games against England in Doha on Saturday and Oman in Muscat three days later.