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Chelsea midfielder Ramires back in Brazil squad

Chelsea's Ramires has been recalled into the Brazil squad by Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The 26-year old midfielder missed A Selecao's Confederations Cup triumph earlier this summer because of a miscommunication regarding his fitness between the Blues and the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

However, Scolari has included Ramires in his 22-man squad for friendlies with Australia and Portugal next month.

Joining Ramires are fellow Chelsea stars David Luiz and Oscar as well as Tottenham recruit Paulinho and Barcelona wunderkind Neymar.

Brazil squad for Australia and Portugal friendlies in September


Julio Cesar (Queens Park Rangers) Jefferson (Botafogo)


Dani Alves (Barcelona) Maicon (Roma) Marcelo (Real Madrid) Maxwell (Paris Saint-Germain) Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) David Luiz (Chelsea) Dante (Bayern Munich) Henrique (Palmeiras)


Fernando (Shakhtar Donetsk) Hernanes (Lazio) Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg) Paulinho (Tottenham) Ramires (Chelsea) Oscar (Chelsea)


Jo (Atletico Mineiro) Lucas (Paris Saint-Germain) Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg) Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk) Fred (Fluminense) Neymar (Barcelona)

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