Soccer-Jo replaces Damiao in Brazil’s Confederations Cup squad (Reuters)

SAO PAULO, June 7 (Reuters) – Brazil have added striker Jo to their Confederations Cup squad to replace Leandro Damiao, who has been ruled out due to strained right thigh muscle, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday. The 26-year-old is expected to go straight to Porto Alegre where Brazil face France on Sunday in their final friendly before kicking off the Confederations Cup on June 15 against Japan. The Atletico Mineiro striker has been in rich form since returning to Brazil and has struck up a potent partnership with Ronaldinho and Diego Tardelli. …

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