Menezes gathers squad in Barcelona
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The Brazil squad have begun a six-day training camp in the Spanish city of Barcelona under the eye of new coach Mano Menezes.

Menezes, the successor to Dunga, who was axed after Brazil were knocked out of this year's FIFA World Cup™ in the quarter-finals, called up 22 Europe-based players for the camp.

The primary goal of the get-together, he said, is "to get to know the players better", adding that Brazil-based players had not been included so as not to disturb their ongoing domestic season.

Brazil will play one friendly match while in northeast Spain, against Barcelona's 'B' team on Tuesday.

Menezes got his tenure off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory over the United States in August. The team's next international match is against Argentina in a friendly in Doha on 17 November.