After only receiving his first call up for Brazil in March, Gabriel is off again to represent his country during the international break.

The south American team face Costa Rica on September 5th at the Red Bull Arena and although Gabriel is yet to feature for his national side, now could be the time.

The centre-back has filled Per Mertesacker’s shoes during our last two matches against Liverpool and Newcastle, and the defender is in solid form.

24-year-old Gabriel expressed his pride at the chance to represent his country on Twitter, saying: