Ronaldinho back for Brazil to face England

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Associated Press

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 22 at 2:04 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ronaldinho and goalkeeper Julio Cesar have returned to Brazil's national team for next month's exhibition game at England, but Kaka was left off.

Luiz Felipe Scolari announced his roster Tuesday, his first since being rehired as Brazil coach. The former Chelsea manager coached Brazil to its fifth World Cup in 2002.

Ronaldinho, a 32-year-old forward who plays for Brazil's Atletico Mineiro after a successful career in Europe, scored in a long free kick that beat England goalkeeper David Seaman as Brazil won their 2002 World Cup quarterfinal.

Kaka has been linked with a return to AC Milan during the January transfer window, after failing to see regular playing time with Real Madrid.

The roster for the Feb. 6 game includes several newcomers, including Bayern Munich defender Dante, Atletico Madrid defender Miranda and Lazio midfielder Hernanes.

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