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Brazil to reshuffle team for Oman friendly

Published:Monday | November 16, 2009 | 5:49 PM

Brazil coach Dunga is likely to reshuffle his team from the one that outplayed England at the weekend when the five-time world champion takes on Oman in a friendly match tomorrow.

Dunga is without several regular starters, including Benfica pair Luisao and Ramires.

Manchester City striker Robinho, who last played for his club in August, has traveled with the squad but will also miss the game, with City manager Mark Hughes reluctant to see him risked in a friendly fixture.

The growing list of injuries has forced Dunga to look beyond his regular pool of players, resulting in late call-ups for the likes of AC Milan defender Thiago Silva, Palermo midfielder Fabio Simplicio and Lyon\'s Cris.

Dunga, who captained Brazil to World Cup glory in 1994, seems to be in the mood to experiment, also calling up attacking midfielders Carlos Eduardo and Michel Bastos of Hoffenheim and Lyon for the first time.

Following the game with Oman, Dunga will have just one more international friendly date in March before he picks his squad for the World Cup finals in South Africa.