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Scolari calls up Ronaldinho for England friendly

Published on Jan 23, 2013 6:14 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Tuesday handed a recall to Ronaldinho for next month's friendly in England as he named his first squad since returning to the role for a second time.

Scolari, who was reappointed in November having previously led Brazil to their fifth World Cup triumph in Japan and South Korea in 2002, has named a 20-man squad for the game against England at Wembley on Feb 6.

Ronaldinho, 32, is now playing his club football for Atletico Mineiro of Belo Horizonte.

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who had fallen out of favour under previous coach Mano Menezes, has also been recalled.

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