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Brazil announce March 23 friendly with Panama at Porto's Dragao Stadium

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Tite: I want Messi & the best players at Copa America (0:28)

Brazil manager Tite says he wants the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and the best players available to play in the Copa America. (0:28)

Brazil will play their first friendly of the year against Panama on March 23 in Portugal.

The Brazilian football federation said on Friday the match will be at FC Porto's Dragao Stadium, with the Selecao set to play the Czech Republic in Prague three days later.

Coach Tite's great goal for the year is to win the Copa America at home. It is unlikely he will count on striker Neymar for either of the friendlies with the Paris Saint-Germain forward recovering from another foot injury.

Brazil are expected to test several players that didn't go to the last World Cup in the two games, with Tite hinting in different interviews that Real Madrid's 18-year-old striker Vinicius Jr. could get a call-up.