Robinho called up for Brazil after two-year absence

Reuters , Thursday 31 Oct 2013

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

Robinho (Photo: Reuters)

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.


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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