Neymar celebrates after Brazil’s win over Mexico in the Round of 16 at the World Cup. (Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports)
Neymar will roll into town with Brazil for the Sept. 7 international friendly against the United States at MetLife Stadium in East Rutheford, N.J., head coach Tite announced Friday.
It will be the South Americans’ first match since it was eliminated by eventual third-place Belgium, 2-1, in the quarterfinals.
The Americans missed out on qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. U.S. head coach Dave Sarachan is expected to use a young lineup, as he had during three spring friendlies.
The U.S. will play Mexico in another friendly in Nashville, Tenn. Sept. 11. The Brazilians will meet El Salvador at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. the same day.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Hugo (Flamengo), Neto (Valencia)
Defenders: Alex Sandro (Juventus), Dede (Cruzeiro), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fagner (Corinthians), Felipe (Porto), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris SG), Thiago Silva (Paris SG)
Midfielders: Andreas Pereira (Manchester United), Arthur (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paqueta (Flamengo), Phillipe Coutinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan)
Forwards: Douglas Costa (Juventus), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Neymar (Paris SG), Pedro (Fluminense), Willian (Chelsea), Everton (Gremio).