Fulham midfielder Andreas Pereira has been named in Brazil’s squad for this summer’s Copa America.

The attacking midfielder was recalled to the Selecao set up by new national team coach Dorival Junior after six years in the international wilderness and featured as a substitute in the friendlies against England and Spain in March. The 28 year-old former Manchester United man, who was born in Belgium to a Brazilian father, had previously made a single senior international appearance in a friendly against El Salvador back in September 2018.

The Fulham man’s inclusion is one of the major talking points of a controversial squad that has seen Dorival leave out Tottenham forward Richarlison, the Manchester United midfielder Casemiro and Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus.

Brazil have been drawn in Group D alongside Colombia, Paraguay and Costa Rica. They will play their group fixtures in California and Nevada in late June and early July.

BRAZIL COPA AMERICA SQUAD – GOALKEEPERS: Alisson (Liverpool), Bento (Athletico Paranaense), Ederson (Manchester City).

DEFENDERS: Beraldo (PSG), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal), Marquinhos (PSG), Danilo (Juventus), Yan Couto (Girona), Guilherme Arana (Atlético Mineiro), Wendell (Porto).

MIDFIELDERS: Andreas Pereira (Fulham), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Joao Gomes (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham United).

STRIKERS: Endrick (Palmeiras), Evanilson (Porto), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Raphinha (Barcelona), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Savinho (Girona), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid).