Ronaldinho, Neymar named in Brazil squad
Coach Mano Menezes announced one list of players for Wednesday's second leg of the O Superclássico das Américas against Argentina in Belem, with only players from Brazilian clubs considered, and another including overseas-based players for next month's friendlies against Costa Rica and Mexico.
Internacional striker Damiao and AC Milan forward Pato will play no part after picking up injuries in club action yesterday, though.
The Superclasico tie is in the balance after a goalless first leg in Cordoba on 14 September. Brazil then play Costa Rica on 7 October and Mexico four days later.
Brazil squad to face Argentina:
Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Rafael (Santos)
Defenders: Danilo (Santos), Mario Fernandes (Gremio), Bruno Cortes (Botafogo), Kleber (Internacional), Dede (Vasco da Gama), Rever (Atletico Mineiro), Rhodolfo (Sao Paulo), Emerson (Coritiba)
Midfielders: Ralf (Corinthians), Paulinho (Corinthians), Casemiro (Sao Paulo), Romulo (Vasco da Gama), Lucas (Sao Paulo), Oscar (Internacional), Diego Souza (Vasco da Gama), Elkeson (Botafogo)
Forwards: Neymar (Santos), Borges (Santos), Fred (Fluminense), Ronaldinho (Flamengo)
Brazil squad to face Costa Rica and Mexico:
Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan/Italy), Jefferson (Botafogo), Neto (Fiorentina/Italy)
Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona/Spain), Fabio (Manchester United/England) Marcelo (Real Madrid/Spain), Adriano (Barcelona/Spain), Rever (Atletico Mineiro), Thiago Silva (AC Milan/Italy), David Luiz (Chelsea/England), Dede (Vasco da Gama)
Midfielders: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool/England), Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk/Ukraine), Sandro (Tottenham/England), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern Munich/Germany), Lucas (Sao Paulo), Elias (Sporting/Portugal), Oscar (Internacional), Hernanes (Lazio/Italy)
Forwards: Neymar (Santos), Kleber (Porto/Portugal), Hulk (Porto/Portugal), Jonas (Valencia/Spain), Fred (Fluminense), Ronaldinho (Flamengo)