Brazil coach Dunga has explained why he's left Juventus striker Amauri out of his squad for their friendly against Italy.

"Lots of people are watching Amauri closely at the moment and I think it would be too much pressure to play him against Italy," Dunga maintained.

"We have to wait for the right moment. We have Sevilla's best player Luis Fabiano, Adriano, Alexandre Pato, who was in the Olympic team and is on form, and Robinho, who has been playing well for a while."

Fiorentina midfielder Felipe Melo has received his first call-up from his homeland.

"I have been watching him for a long time, ever since he was in Spain," Dunga revealed.

"Now he is continuing to do well in Italy and I have given him the chance to join the national side."