By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian national team coach Carlos Dunga had to replace several key players after injuries ahead of the Copa America championship. Diego Alves, Marcelo and Luiz Gustavo are all unable to play the tournament in Chile and have been or will be substituted.

Goal keeper Diego Alves from Spanish club Valencia suffered a knee ligament injury and will have to go through surgery. He was replaced by Fiorentina last man Neto, who received his first call-up for Brazil's senior squad.

Marcelo from Real Madrid was cut from the

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