Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho to lead Brazil against Australia

Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho

Diego Souza will replace injured striker Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho will lead rejigged Brazil in today's friendly with Australia in Melbourne.

Liverpool midfielder Coutinho will captain his country for the first time against the Socceroos. Tite continued the rotation of captains in the national team with Coutinho to take over the captain's armband after Thiago Silva led the team in their 0-1 defeat to Argentina on Friday.

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