The naming of Willian to the team comes after Neymar suffered an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar Wednesday and as the Brazilian soccer star faces a rape allegation. He denies the accusation.
Willian told The Associated Press on Saturday: “I am here to help in the best possible way. If (the coach) needs me for a few minutes, I’m ready to play.”
French club Paris Saint-Germain said Neymar had suffered a “severe external lateral ligament sprain” to his ankle.
Willian has played 65 games with Brazil’s team and scored eight goals. He last played in the May 29 Chelsea-Arsenal Europa League final.
Source: FOX Sport