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​Coutinho confirmed as captain as Tite reveals Brazil starting XI for Australia clash

Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho will captain Brazil in their friendly clash with Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday night.

The dimunitive midfielder will make his first appearance as skipper for his country.

Brazil coach Tite also revealed his starting line up for the match, with Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus a notable absence after he suffered an eye socket injury in Brazil.

Chelsea defender David Luiz and Juventus' Alex Sandro will appear for Selecao for the first time in Melbourne after sitting out Friday's clash with Argentina.

Brazil Starting XI: Diego Alves, Rafinha, Thiago Silva, Rodrigo Caio, Alex Sandro, David Luiz, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho, Giuliano, Diego Souza, Douglas Costa

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