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PSG midfielder called up for Brazil's Copa America squad

Football Soccer - EA Guingamp v Paris St Germain - French Ligue 1 - Roudourou Stadium, Guingamp, France - 09/04/2016. Paris St Germain's Lucas Moura celebrates after scoring against Guingamp. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Football Soccer - EA Guingamp v Paris St Germain - French Ligue 1 - Roudourou Stadium, Guingamp, France - 09/04/2016. Paris St Germain's Lucas Moura celebrates after scoring against Guingamp. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Paris St-Germain midfielder Lucas Moura has been drafted into Brazil's Centenario Copa America squad to replaced Barcelona's Rafinha, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Tuesday.

Goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe of Gremio was also called up to replace Benfica's Ederson.

The CBF said both the departing players were injured but did not give more details.

Brazil open their Copa campaign against Ecuador on Saturday night in the Rose Bowl and will also face Peru and Haiti in group play.

The Copa America is being held in the United States for the first time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world's oldest international tournament. Sixteen teams, 10 from South America and six from elsewhere in the region, will take part.

(Writing by Andrew Downie; Editing by Andrew Both)

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