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Ghana Plays Brazil On September 5 by 3609ja: 6:43am On Aug 19, 2011
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)
Re: Ghana Plays Brazil On September 5 by bingbagbo(m): 9:30am On Aug 19, 2011
it is not true!
Re: Ghana Plays Brazil On September 5 by 3609ja: 10:23am On Aug 19, 2011
Brazil will play Ghana in an international friendly in London next month, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.

The five-time world champions will face the African heavyweights at Fulham's Craven Cottage on 5 September, the CBF announced. Brazil had originally arranged a 6 September date with Egypt which was cancelled for security issues.

FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finalists Ghana were to have met Nigeria at Watford near London last week but that match was called off following widespread rioting in the British capital.

Brazil coach Mano Menezes will unveil his squad for the rearranged match on Thursday. Since their Copa America quarter-final loss to Paraguay, 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil have followed up with a friendly loss to Germany.

Now, Menezes is trying to establish a winning formula as the five-times world champions prepare for further friendlies later in the year against Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and Gabon.

Source AFP

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