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Ronaldinho in, Kaka out for Brazil's squad to face England
Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari has named Ronaldinho in his 20-man squad for his side's friendly against England in February.

The 32-year-old last appeared for Selecao in February 2012, in a 2-1 friendly win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, but he now has the chance of adding to his 94 international caps under new head coach Scolari. Kaka, who had made an international resurgence under former Brazil boss Mano Menezes, was left off the roster.

Bayern Munich defender Dante receives his first call up to the international fold thanks to his fantastic form for the club since moving from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer. Elsewhere, there are four Premier League-based representatives in the squad, with QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar and Chelsea trio David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar.

Santos star Neymar will also be part of the squad that faces England at Wembley Stadium on Feb. 6.

Here is the Brazil squad in full:

Goalkeepers
Julio Cesar - QPR
Diego Alves - Valencia

Defenders
Dante - Bayern
David Luiz - Chelsea
Miranda - Atletico Madrid
Leandro Castan - Roma
Adriano - Barcelona
Daniel Alves - Barcelona
Felipe Luís - Atlético de Madrid

Midfielders
Arouca - Santos
Hernanes - Lazio
Ramires - Chelsea
Oscar - Chelsea
Lucas - PSG
Paulinho - Corinthians

Strikers
Fred - Fluminense
Hulk - Zenit
Neymar - Santos
Ronaldinho Gaúcho - Atletico-MG
Luis Fabiano - São Paulo

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