Aston Villa’s Luiz earns Brazil call-up

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Douglas Luiz’s strong start for Aston Villa hasn’t gone unnoticed.

The 21-year-old attacker earned his first call-up Friday to the Brazil Men’s National Team for a pair of friendly matches in November. Brazil will face Argentina on November 15 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and then South Korea on November 19 in the United Arab Emirates.

Luiz, a former member of Brazil’s Under-20 team, has two goals in three Premier League starts this season, as he’s battled a couple of injuries along the way. However, even without goals and assists, Luiz has shown that he’s good enough to play, and compete, at a Premier League level.

With Neymar out injured yet again, Luiz now has an opportunity to stake his claim to a roster spot in the future under manager Tite.

Its also a big boost for Aston Villa in their recruitment, to tell future players that they could play with a member of the Brazilian National Team.