- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil has lost two more players from its squad for the Copa America, with Barcelona midfielder Rafinha and Benfica goalkeeper Ederson being replaced because of injuries.

The Brazilian Football Confederation said Tuesday that Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura and Gremio keeper Marcelo Grohe had been called up as replacements for the tournament in the United States which starts on Friday.

Last week, Brazil lost Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa to injury.

Barcelona star Neymar will also be missing, as his Catalan club made him choose between playing in the Copa and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.

Brazil’s opening game is against Ecuador on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, the Pasadena stadium where it won the country’s fourth World Cup title in 1994.

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