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Ronaldinho back in Brazil squad

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Ronaldinho is on course for a first start for Brazil in a year at Wembley © PA Photos
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Former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker Ronaldinho could be in line for his first start for Brazil in a year when the five-time World Cup winners face England at Wembley in February.

The 32-year-old, who now plays for Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro, was among a string of established Brazil internationals recalled for the match by Luiz Felipe Scolari, reinstalled as national coach 18 months before the South Americans host the 2014 World Cup.

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar and Luis Fabiano have also been named by Scolari in the squad to face England on February 6, continuing the celebrations of 150 years of the Football Association.

Chelsea trio David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar have also been called up, but there is no place for Real Madrid's Kaka or Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva.

Brazil squad in full

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (QPR), Diego Alves (Valencia)

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Adriano (Barcelona), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Dante (Bayern), David Luiz (Chelsea), Leandro Castan (Roma), Miranda (Atletico Madrid)

Midfielders: Arouca (Santos), Paulinho (Corinthians), Hernanes (Lazio), Ronaldinho (Atletico Mineiro), Ramires (Chelsea), Oscar (Chelsea)

Strikers: Hulk (Zenit), Fred (Fluminense), Luis Fabiano (Sao Paulo), Neymar (Santos), Lucas Moura (PSG).

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