Moura and Marquinhos in Copa America contention

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Lucas Moura and Marquinhos have made Dunga's 40-man preliminary Brazil squad for this summer's tournament in the United States, with Paris Saint-Germain teammates Thiago Silva, Maxwell and David Luiz notable absentees.

Eight-time champions Brazil have named a youthful squad that will get whittled down to 23 on Thursday, with 23-year-old Lucas the most experienced of the France-based Selecao contingent. He and PSG colleague Marquinhos are joined by AS Monaco duo Fabinho and Jemerson, the latter of whom made his Monaco debut in the 2-0 win over the Parisians in March.

French flavour

In total there are ten Ligue 1 players to have made their national team's official shortlist so far. PSG's Argentine talents Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore have been called up, with Copa America holders Chile naming Olympique de Marseille's Mauricio Isla in their ranks. PSG striker Edinson Cavani is joined by Girondins de Bordeaux forward Diego Rolan in the provisional Uruguay squad, whilst FC Nantes defender Oswaldo Vizcarrondo is poised to travel to the USA in June with Venezuela.

The hosts have yet to name their shortlist, though Vizcarrondo's clubmate Alejandro Bedoya is likely to feature in USMNT coach and former Monaco striker Jurgen Klinsmann's thinking. Haiti have a number of Ligue 1 players to call upon, with Stade de Reims goalkeeper Johnny Placide their usual captain. PSG academy prospect Stéphane Lambese could also play.

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