SAO PAULO -- The Brazilian football confederation says Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca has been called up to replace Paris Saint-Germain forward Lucas Moura for Brazil's friendlies against Turkey and Austria this month.
The confederation says Lucas was dropped from the squad because of a right-foot injury sustained in the French league this weekend.
Lucas was returning to the national team for the first time since being left out of the World Cup squad this year.
Brazil will play Turkey on Wednesday...
Taslica scored a valuable goal to give Benfica their first win in Champions League Group C as they claimed a hard fought 1-0 victory over Monaco on Tuesday night.
The Brazilian produced the goods from close range in the 82nd minute as the Portuguese side look to avoid elimination at the group stage for the third successive season.
The two sides drew 0-0 on Matchday Three with Benfica desperate for a win as before kick-off they were bottom of the group with one point.
Benfica started the brightest...