Football: Neymar returns after ban for Brazil's crunch Argentina tie

RIO DE JANEIRO (REUTERS) - Neymar has been recalled for Brazil's 2018 World Cup football qualifiers against Argentina and Peru next month after sitting out the last four competitive games through suspension, Brazil manager Dunga said on Thursday.

Corinthians goalkeeper Cassio has been called up for the first time, but attacking midfield players Lucas, of Paris St-Germain, and Philippe Coutinho, of Liverpool, were left out.

Brazil lost their opening qualifier 2-0 in Chile on Oct 8 but bounced back to overcome Venezuela 3-1 at home five days later.

The five-time world champions take on Argentina at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires on Nov 12 and then return home to face Peru in Salvador on Nov 17.