Aurelio back for Brazil in Doha friendly with England
Wednesday 28 October 2009
The Brazil coach Dunga has named the uncapped pair of Hulk and Carlos Eduardo in his squad for next month's friendly against England in Doha, while the Liverpool full-back Fabio Aurelio has been recalled.
Hulk, the Porto striker, and the Hoffenheim winger Carlos Eduardo join more established attacking talent such as Kaka and Luis Fabiano in the 24-man party.
Aurelio, who will be looking to win his first senior cap in the Middle East, is one of two Liverpool players in the squad, which is solely European-based, with midfielder Lucas Leiva the other.
Manchester City's Robinho has also been included, while the Lyons full-back Michel Bastos has been handed his first call-up to the full squad. The Milan duo Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato and Juventus's Diego have been left out, however.
Another absentee is Internacional's Sandro, likely to have been overlooked as he too plays in the Brazilian league. The Under-21 international and £14m-rated holding midfielder has been attracting the interests of the Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp, who is eager to bolster his side's central midfield following the departures of Kevin-Prince Boateng, Didier Zokora and Jamie O'Hara.
Brazil squad Julio Cesar (Internazionale), Doni (Roma); Maicon (Internazionale), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Luisao (Benfica), Lucio (Inter), Juan (Roma), Naldo (Werder Bremen), Fabio Aurelio (Liverpool), Michel Bastos (Lyons); Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josue (Wolfsburg), Lucas (Liverpool), Felipe Mello (Juventus), Alex (Spartak Moscow), Julio Baptista (Roma), Ramires (Benfica), Elano (Galatasaray), Kaka (Real Madrid); Carlos Eduardo (Hoffenheim); Robinho (Manchester City); Luis Fabiano (Seville); Nilmar (Villarreal); Hulk (Porto).
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