Danilo, Fagner named in Brazil's 23-man World Cup squad
Rio de Janeiro: Danilo and Fagner were selected to replace injured right-back Dani Alves as Brazil coach Tite announced his 23-man football squad for the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
As expected, forward Neymar was included as he completes the final stage of his recovery from a foot injury while Shakhtar Donetsk pair Fred and Taison were among few surprises, reports Xinhua news agency.
Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said Neymar is making "great progress" after undergoing surgery to repair a broken metatarsal in early March.
"We are observing him closely," Lasmar told a press conference in Rio de Janeiro. "He will start training progressively.
"He can now begin training with the ball and we expect him to participate in our (pre-World Cup) friendlies."
Alves was ruled out of the June 14-July 15 tournament last week after suffering a right anterior cruciate ligament injury in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 French Cup final victory over Les Herbiers.
Manchester City's Danilo, who didn't play a single minute in Brazil's 18-match World Cup qualifying campaign, and Fagner, who is recovering from a thigh injury, were chosen ahead of Bayern Munich's Rafinha for the right-back role.