Ronaldinho and Robinho out of Brazil squad

AP, Thursday 3 Mar 2011

Ronaldinho and Robinho have been omitted from Brazil's squad for the friendly against Scotland in London later this month.

Robinho
Robinho

The players were not included in the list of 24 players summoned by coach Mano Menezes on Thursday for the match on March 27 at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

Defender Lucio, right back Maicon and midfielder Elano are back for the first time since the World Cup, and striker Neymar is also called up after missing the previous match.

Midfielder Lucas, one of the team's stars at the South American under-20 tournament earlier this year, is included.

Brazil is coming off losses to Argentina and France in its last two friendlies.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan/ITA), Jefferson (Botafogo), Victor (Gremio)

Defenders: Andre Santos (Fenerbahce/TUR), Daniel Alves (Barcelona/ESP), David Luiz (Chelsea/ENG), Luisao (Benfica/POR), Lucio, Maicon (both Inter Milan/ITA), Marcelo (Real Madrid/ESP), Thiago Silva (AC Milan/ITA)

Midfielders: Elano (Santos), Elias (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Henrique (Cruzeiro), Jadson (Shaktar Donetsk/UKR), Lucas (Liverpool/ENG), Lucas (Sao Paulo), Ramires (Chelsea/ENG), Renato Augusto (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Sandro (Tottenham/ENG)

Forwards: Alexandre Pato (AC Milan/ITA), Jonas (Valencia/ESP), Neymar (Santos), Nilmar (Villareal/ESP)

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