Coutinho doubtful for Brazil friendly versus Japan

Written by on November 7, 2017

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is unlikely to be available for Brazil’s friendly against Japan due to a muscle injury, but could play against England four days later.


Coutinho has missed the Reds’ past three matches due to a thigh problem, but joined his national team for their upcoming friendlies in France and England.

However, the former Inter Milan maestro’s chance of playing against Japan appear remote, with Brazil’s team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar saying on Monday that the player has yet to train with a ball.

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