Ronaldinho & Dante named in Brazil squad for England friendly

Updated: Jan 23, 2013, 08:16 AM IST

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari has named Ronaldinho in his 20-man squad for his side`s friendly against England in February.

The 32-year-old last appeared for Selecao in February 2012, in a 2-1 friendly win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, but now has the chance of adding to his 94 international caps under new head coach Scolari.

Bayern Munich defender Dante receives his first call up to the international fold thanks to his fantastic form for the club since moving from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer.

Elsewhere, there are four Premier League-based representatives in the squad, with QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar and Chelsea trio David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar.

Brazil will face England at Wembley Stadium on February 6.


Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar, Diego Alves

Defenders: Dante , David Luiz, Miranda, Leandro Castan, Adriano, Daniel Alves, Felipe Luís

Midfielders: Arouca , Hernanes Ramires, Oscar, Lucas, Paulinho

Strikers: Fred, Hulk, Neymar, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Luis Fabiano