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Joao Miranda earns another call by Brazilian national team

Inter Milan defender a mainstay since 2014.

Atalanta BC v FC Internazionale - Serie A
Joao Miranda of FC Internazionale kicks the ball during the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and FC Internazionale at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on April 14, 2018 in Bergamo, Italy.
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Inter Milan defender Joao Miranda has been a stalwart for the Brazil national team since 2014.

Since that time, Miranda has played in all but seven matches for the national team – only missing recently with a muscle injury and a concussion.

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Paulo Dybala (L) of Juventus FC competes for the ball with Joao Miranda de Souza Filho of FC Internazionale Milano during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Juventus at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 28, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Now, Miranda will make another run at a World Cup with Brazil after being called up by Tite.

Miranda missed one 2017 qualifying match with a concussion but played in the other three – a 2-0 win against Ecuador, 0-0 draw with Bolivia and a 3-0 win at Chile.

In the latest round of international friendlies, Miranda scored in a 3-0 win over Russia and played against England and Germany. He sat out in a 3-1 win over Japan.

After missing all of the 2014 World Cup in his home nation, Miranda has been in 38 matches for Brazil, including most of their World Cup qualification matches and its run in the 2015 Copa America where Brazil was defeated on penalties in the quarterfinals against Paraguay.

He has scored twice and has one assist over his time with the national team.

Miranda will be joined on defense by PSG duo Marquinhos and Thiago Silva. Up front, Brazil will sport Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino and Juventus striker Douglas Costa.

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Brazil National Team

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians)

Defenders: Miranda (Inter Milan), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Geromel (Gremio), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Fagner (Corinthians), Danilo (Manchester City), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk)

Forwards: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Firmino (Liverpool), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk), Douglas Costa (Juventus)