Ronaldinho recalled for Argentina match

Brazil coach Mano Menezes today named Ronaldinho in his squad for the prestigious friendly game against arch-rivals Argentina in Doha, Qatar on 17 November.

Ronaldinho, who was not selected for the FIFA World Cup™ by Menezes's predecessor Dunga, is joined in the squad by AC Milan team-mates Thiago Silva, Robinho and Alexandre Pato.

The 30-year-old Ronaldinho, a two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, has not represented his country since he played in a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Peru in April 2009.

Goalkeepers: Victor (Gremio), Jefferson (Botafogo), Neto (Atletico Paranaense)

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona/ESP), Rafael (Manchester United/ENG), Adriano (Barcelona/ESP), Andre Santos (Fenerbahce/TUR), Thiago Silva (AC Milan/ITA), David Luiz (Benfica/POR), Alex (Chelsea/ENG), Rever (Atletico Mineiro)

Midfielders: Lucas (Liverpool/ENG), Ramires (Chelsea/ENG), Sandro (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Jucilei (Corinthians), Douglas (Gremio), Philippe Coutinho (Inter Milan/ITA), Ronaldinho (AC Milan/ITA), Elias (Corinthians)

Forwards: Robinho, Alexandre Pato (both AC Milan), Andre (Dynamo Kiev/UKR), Neymar (Santos)