Brazil have called up Everton winger Richarlison for the first time to their squad for two friendly games in the United States in September.
Richarlison has replaced Fluminense’s Pedro, who twisted his right knee in his team’s 2-1 defeat at Cruzeiro on Sunday.
Neymar and Philippe Coutinho are included in a strong Brazil squad, with Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira among the new names announced.
“The Brazil coaching staff has called up Everton attacker Richarlison,” the Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed in a statement.
“The player will form part of the team that will take on the United States and El Salvador on September 7 and 11.
“Richarlison will replace the attacker Pedro. The Fluminense player suffered an injury in his right knee playing against Cruzeiro in the Brazilian Championship, on Saturday.”
Richarlison moved from Watford in July in a five-year deal that could reportedly be worth more than £50 million.
The Brazilian was sent off on Saturday in Everton’s 2-2 draw at Bournemouth after trying to head butt an opponent.
Brazil will play the U.S. on Sept. 7 and El Salvador four days later in their first games since the World Cup quarterfinal defeat against Belgium.
The games are part of Brazil’s preparation for Copa America, which they will host in 2019.