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Man Utd fullback Rafael thrilled with maiden Brazil call

Manchester United fullback Rafael da Silva is thrilled with his first senior call up to the Brazil squad.

New Brazil coach Mano Menezes has named Rafael in his line-up for the friendly against the USA.

"I am very happy. He (Mano) called and asked how my fitness was. I've done three friendlies and I am in good condition. I'm ready," said Rafael.

"Brazil are great side, even including Maicon, who was not summoned. Brazil is well served. The fullback positions look very strong."

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