Brazil v England

Aurelio recalled by Brazil for England friendly

October 27, 2009

Liverpool wing back Fabio Aurelio has been recalled by Brazil for the Middle East friendlies against England and Oman next month.

Coach Dunga named a 24-man squad on Tuesday made up entirely of European-based players so as not to disrupt local clubs in the run-in to the Brazilian championship.

Strike pair Carlos Eduardo (Hoffenheim) and Hulk (Porto) and full back Michel Bastos of Olympique Lyon have been called up for the first time.

Manchester City forward Robinho was also included although he is still not fully fit after injury kept him out of Brazil's last two World Cup qualifiers earlier this month.

Brazil and England, who have both qualified for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa, meet in Doha on Nov. 14 before Dunga's men take on Oman in Muscat three days later.

The Brazilians have had a successful year, winning the Confederations Cup in South Africa and the South American World Cup qualifying group.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Doni (AS Roma)

Defenders: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Fabio Aurelio (Liverpool), Michel Bastos (Olympique Lyon), Lucio (Inter Milan), Luisao (Benfica), Juan (AS Roma), Naldo (Werder Bremen)

Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Elano (Galatasaray), Julio Baptista (AS Roma), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Josue (VfL Wolfsburg), Lucas (Liverpool), Ramires (Benfica), Alex (CSKA Moscow), Kaka (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Robinho (Manchester City), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Nilmar (Villarreal), Hulk (Porto), Carlos Eduardo (Hoffenheim).