Brazil recall Ronaldinho for England match

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Atletico Mineiro Ronaldinho receives a recall to the Brazil squad for the nation's upcoming friendly against England.

Former Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho has returned to the Brazil squad for February's friendly against England at Wembley.

The 32-year-old had not featured for the five-time World Cup winners since a 2-1 victory over Bosnia in February of last year.

However, Luiz Felipe Scolari, who recently returned for a second stint in charge of his nation, has decided to recall the Atletico Mineiro player.

Other seniors players, including Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar and Luis Fabiano, have also been named by Scolari.

There is no place for Real Madrid's Kaka or Manchester United full-back Rafael da Silva.

Brazil squad in full

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (QPR), Diego Alves (Valencia)

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Adriano (Barcelona), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Dante (Bayern), David Luiz (Chelsea), Leandro Castan (Roma), Miranda (Atlético Madrid)

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

Strikers: Hulk (Zenit), Fred (Fluminense), Luis Fabiano (São Paulo), Neymar (Santos), Lucas Moura (PSG)

The match against England will take place on Wednesday, February 6.

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