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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kaka and Marcelo To Miss Brazil Friendlies Against Gabon and Egypt

Kaka and Marcelo will miss Brazil’s upcoming friendlies against Gabon and Egypt due to injury. Kaka’s absence throws the door wide open for Hernanes and Willian to take up a starting position at the heart of Brazil’s attacking midfield. Hernanes, who can play in both an offensive and defensive midfield position, may well up end up taking over the playmaker role alongside the uncapped Willian, who plays for Shakhtar Donetsk. Brazil will also be without midfielder Luiz Gustavo for the match against Gabon, who was unable to obtain the required vaccination to enter the country. Luiz Gustavo will join Brazil for the match against Egypt in Doha.

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