Chelsea star Willian has been chosen to replace Neymar after the forward was forced out of Brazil’s Copa America plans.

Neymar’s Copa hopes were vanquished on Wednesday when he suffered an ankle injury early in his team’s friendly victory over Qatar.

And while Lucas Moura of Tottenham and Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior had been mentioned as replacements, the Blues winger has ultimately received the nod.

Willian will now have to return to his native Brazil from vacations in Israel, after missing out on Tite’s original 23-man call-up.

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