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Injured Philippe Coutinho to miss World Cup qualifiers with Brazil

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has withdrawn from Brazil's squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela.

The 23-year-old played the full 90 minutes of Sunday's 1-1 Merseyside derby draw at Goodison Park.

However, the Brazilian Football Confederation announced on Monday he has pulled out of their squad with an unspecified injury.

His place in the squad has been taken by Kaka.

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