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Having been away from the Brazil setup for over a year, David Luiz made his first appearance for the Selecao since March 2016, starting in the midfield position as they eased to a 4-0 friendly win over Australia in Melbourne.

Luiz was deployed at the base of the midfield three with Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho in front of him. He was one of eight changes made by Brazil boss Tite to the team that lost 1-0 to Argentina on Friday.

The 30-year-old gave a good account of himself in the game. He gave Souza a beautiful assist that was flagged for offside and also hit the bar from a Coutinho cornerkick in the second-half.

The Chelsea defender was replaced by Fernandinho on 72 minutes, moments after Willian had come on for Coutinho.

Willian came on for the final 20 minutes and set up the last goal, with David Luiz heavily involved in Brazil’s second of the night.

Williian was lively in his short spell on the pitch and could have added a fourth very late on having breached the hosts’ backline, but he unselfishly squared to Rodriguinho, whose shot was blocked.

Souza’s brace at the beginning and end of the match, with goals from Thiago Silva and Taison were all Brazil needed to win the game 4-0.

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