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Brazil pick Bruno for June friendlies

Bruno Guimarães has been called up to the Brazil squad for their hat-trick of upcoming friendlies against South Korea, Japan and Argentina.

Tite's side are due to play three games next month as they continue their preparations for this winter's World Cup finals in Qatar – a tournament the Seleção are among the favourites to win.

And Newcastle United midfielder Guimarães has again been named in his country's squad for June's fixtures, with a trip to Seoul's World Cup Stadium to face South Korea first up on Thursday, 2nd June (kick-off 9pm BST).

On Monday, 6th June, the Magpies schemer could line up against Japan at Tokyo's National Stadium, with kick-off in that game set for 8:20pm BST.

And they round off their summer friendly schedule with a trip to Australia, where they will face their old rivals Argentina at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday, 11th June (kick-off 9pm BST).

Guimarães – who has been nominated for the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for April in recognition of his fine displays for United – has six caps to his name for Brazil. His first and, to date, only goal for his nation came in their last outing – a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Bolivia.

The 24-year-old has also made six appearances for Brazil’s Olympic team, winning a gold medal at the summer 2020 games.

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