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."