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Robinho called up for Brazil after two-year absence

AC Milan forward Robinho was the surprise choice of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for Brazil's squad to face Honduras and Chile in two friendlies next month

Reuters , Thursday 31 Oct 2013
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The mercurial striker was recalled after a two-year absence and will travel to North America as the hosts continue their build-up to next year's World Cup finals.

Willian of Chelsea is also included as is the promising 19-year-old central defender Marquinhos of Paris St Germain.

There was, however, no call-up for Brazilian citizen Diego Costa as he has opted to play for Spain.

The matches are against Honduras in Miami on November16 and Chile in Toronto on November19.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar, Victor

Defenders:Thiago Silva, Dante, David Luiz, Marquinhos, Daniel Alves, Maicon, Marcelo, Maxwell

 Midfielders: Lucas Leiva, Hernanes, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Ramires, Oscar

 Forwards: Neymar, Bernard, Hulk, Robinho, Jo

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