Menezes snubs Kaka
Kaka returned to the Real first team earlier this month after seven months on the sidelines following knee surgery, but Menezes has decided the 28-year-old should remain in Spain. Young star Neymar was also excluded for the match on 9 February in Paris as he is playing at the South American Championship with the Under-20 side in Peru, a qualifying tournament for this year's FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.
Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar returns to the group - for the first time under Menezes - but his club-mates Lucio and Maicon miss out. Midfielders Renato Augusto and Jadson, who play at Bayer Leverkusen and Shakhtar Donetsk respectively, and Dynamo Kiev forward Andre are the surprise names in Menezes' list.
The coach decided not to call any home-based players as pre-season is just starting in Brazil. "Our players would suffer in the next games and would play rivals in a different form," he said. "It is important for us to have the same form, the same physical condition. Brazilian teams are playing Copa Libertadores matches the same day. "Anyway, we are not going to France with a weak team at all."
Menezes named six England-based players in the squad - Tottenham pair Heurelho Gomes and Sandro, Manchester United duo Rafael and Anderson, Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva and Chelsea's Ramires.
Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Gomes (Tottenham), Neto (Fiorentina); Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Rafael (Manchester United), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Andre Santos (Fenerbahce), Breno (Bayern Munich), David Luiz (Benfica), Luisao (Benfica), Thiago Silva (AC Milan); Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Sandro (Tottenham), Ramires (Chelsea), Elias (Atletico Madrid), Hernanes (Lazio), Renato Augusto (Bayer Leverkusen), Jadson (Shakhtar Donetsk), Anderson (Manchester United); Robinho (AC Milan), Andre (Dynamo Kiev), Hulk (Porto), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan).