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Dunga gambles with a new generation

Dunga gambles with a new generation

Brazil coach Dunga is using a new generation of players.

"We have players who have shown ability to become leaders on the team," Dunga said in a press conference Monday in Los Angeles.

Even with the losses of many stars, Dunga has a core of excellent players who can give Brazil its ninth Copa America.

The team boasts names like Casemiro, Filipe Luis, Dani Alves and Hulk, enough to try to compensate for the absence of Neymar and the others who are out injured.

The new Brazilian star in the making is Casemiro, a midfielder who just won the Champions League for the second time with Real Madrid.

Midfielder Walace Souza Silva was called up for the Copa America to replace central midfielder Luiz Gustavo.

Walace was called up by Dunga to replace Luiz Gustavo.

In the Copa America Centenario Brazil is in Group B along with Ecuador, Haiti and Peru and will debut on June 4 against the "Tricolor" in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.