Midfielder McCarthy, 19, received his first call after a series of promisingperformances for the Latics, who he joined from Hamilton last summer.
Call up: James McCarthy
Trapattoni also selected 19-year-old Manchester City defender Greg Cunninghamand 22-year-old Portsmouth centre-back Marc Wilson for the first time, as theRepublic prepare for their first match since controversially losing out toFrance in their World Cup play-off.
Republic of Ireland squad for friendly match against Brazil on March 2:
Shay Given (Manchester City), Keiren Westwood (Coventry), Joe Murphy(Scunthorpe); Richard Dunne (Aston Villa), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Kevin Kilbane(Hull), Kevin Foley (Wolves), Sean St Ledger (Preston), Paul McShane (Hull),Marc Wilson (Portsmouth), Greg Cunningham (Manchester City); Aiden McGeady(Celtic), Damien Duff (Fulham), Darron Gibson (Manchester United), Glenn Whelan(Stoke), Keith Andrews (Blackburn), Stephen Hunt (Hull), Liam Lawrence (Stoke),James McCarthy (Wigan); Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Robbie Keane (Tottenham), ShaneLong (Reading), Leon Best (Newcastle).
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