Luiz Felipe Scolari names Seleção squad
Luiz Felipe Scolari has named his Seleção squad for the upcoming friendlies against Australia and Portugal with several surprise inclusions.
Chelsea's Ramires and Roma's Maicon make a return to the national setup, the former despite CBF chief Jose Maria Marin's objections.
Palmeiras defender Henrique is a shock inclusion, with the 26-year-old in line to win only his third ever cap for Brazil.
The Seleção face Australia in Brasilia before travelling to the United States to meet Portugal on neutral ground as their preparations for next summer’s World Cup continue.
Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (QPR), Jefferson (Botafogo)
Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (Roma), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Maxwell (PSG), Thiago Silva (PSG), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dante (Bayern Munich), Henrique (Palmeiras)
Midfielders: Fernando (Shakhtar Donetsk), Hernanes (Lazio), Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Paulinho (Tottenham), Ramires (Chelsea), Oscar (Chelsea)
Attackers: Jo (Atletico Mineiro), Lucas Moura (PSG), Hulk (Zenit), Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk), Fred (Fluminense), Neymar (Barcelona)