Scolari calls up Ronaldinho for England friendly

22 January 2013 05:46

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Tuesday handed a recall to Ronaldinho for next month's friendly in England as he named his first squad since returning to the role for a second time.

Scolari, who was reappointed in November having previously led Brazil to their fifth World Cup triumph in Japan and South Korea in 2002, has named a 20-man squad for the game against England at Wembley on February 6.

Ronaldinho, 32, is now playing his club football for Atletico Mineiro of Belo Horizonte.

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who had fallen out of favour under previous coach Mano Menezes, has also been recalled.

There are also three Chelsea players in the squad, with central defender David Luiz joining midfield duo Ramires and Oscar.


Goalkeepers: Diego Alves (Valencia/ESP), Julio Cesar (QPR/ENG)

Defenders: Daniel Alves, Adriano (both Barcelona/ESP), Filipe Luis, Miranda (both Atletico Madrid/ESP), Dante (Bayern Munich/GER), David Luiz (Chelsea/ENG), Leandro Castan (Roma/ITA)

Midfielders: Arouca (Santos), Hernanes (Lazio/ITA), Paulinho (Corinthians), Ramires, Oscar (both Chelsea/ENG), Ronaldinho (Atletico Mineiro)

Forwards: Neymar (Santos), Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Luis Fabiano (Sao Paulo), Fred (Fluminense), Hulk (Zenit Saint Petersburg/RUS)

Source: AFP