Uncapped Botafogo goalkeeper Lucas Perri has been called up to Brazil’s squad for World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old replaces Athletico Paranaense’s Bento Krepski, who was ruled out of the matches due to a right hamstring tear.
Perri, who represented Brazil at youth level, has made 50 first-team appearances across all competitions for Botafogo since joining the Rio de Janeiro club from Sao Paulo last year.
Brazil will play Bolivia in Belen on September 7 and Peru in Lima five days later.
The fixtures will be Brazil’s first outings under Fernando Diniz, who was appointed head coach in July.
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