Ronaldinho named in Brazil squad for Ghana friendly

Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho plays his club football for Flamengo in Brazil

Ronaldinho has been recalled to the Brazil squad to play Ghana in a friendly next month in London.

The attacking midfielder missed the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and has played only once for the national team since then.

Coach Mano Menezes has picked Ronaldinho in a 24-man squad for the 5 September match at Craven Cottage.

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo and FC Porto striker Hulk have also returned to the squad.

Also summoned into the team are Neymar, Paulo Henrique Ganso, Lucas and Robinho.

Ronaldinho last played for Brazil in November 2010 in a friendly against Argentina, which the 2014 World Cup hosts lost 1-0.

Ghana and Brazil announced next month's friendly on Wednesday.

Brazil squad:

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan, Italy), Jefferson (Botafogo), Fabio (Cruzeiro)

Defenders: Lucio (Inter Milan), Thiago Silva (AC Milan, Italy), Dedé (Vasco da Gama), David Luiz (Chelsea, England), Daniel Alves (Barcelona, Spain), Danilo (Santos), Marcelo (Real Madrid, Spain)

Midfielders: Adriano (Barcelona, Spain), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool, England), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern Munich, Germany), Ralf (Corinthians), Elias (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukraine), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Lucas (Sao Paulo)

Forwards: Ronaldinho (Flamengo), Robinho (AC Milan, Italy), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan, Italy), Hulk (Porto, Portugal), Leandro Damiao (Internacional) , Neymar (Santos)

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