Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva in Brazil squad to face South Korea and Zambia October 2013
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has named his squad for the friendlies against South Korea in Seoul 12th October and Zambia in Beijing three days later.
Liverpool midfielder Luca Leiva has been called up for the first time since November 2011. Also back is Cruzeiro centre-back Dedé who has not played for Brazil since April this year.
Brazil squad in full
Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Diego Cavalieri (Fluminense), Victor (Atlético Mineiro)
Centre-backs: David Luiz (Chelsea), Dante (Bayern Munich), Dedé (Cruzeiro), Henrique (Palmeiras)
Wingbacks: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (Roma), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Maxwell (PSG)
Defensive midfielders: Paulinho (Tottenham), Hernanes (Lazio), Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Ramires (Chelsea), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool)
Attacking midfielders: Oscar (Chelsea), Lucas Moura (PSG)
Forwards: Hulk (Zenit), Neymar (Barcelona), Bernard (Shakhtar), Jô (Atlético Mineiro), Alexandre Pato (Corinthians)