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Arsenal defender Gabriel gets Brazil call-up

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Rio de Janeiro, March 21 : Brazil coach Dunga has called up uncapped Arsenal central defender Gabriel Paulista for friendlies against France and Chile.

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano and Corinthians centre-back Gil were also drafted into Brazil's 23-member squad on Friday, reports Xinhua.

The trio's inclusion comes after the injury-enforced omissions of Paris Saint-Germain defenders David Luiz and Marquinhos and Shandong Luneng striker Diego Tardelli.

Gabriel joined Arsenal in January for 11 million pounds after an impressive 18-month spell with Spain's Villarreal.

Brazil will meet France in Paris on March 26 before taking on Chile in London three days later.

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