Brazil Recall Robinho for Friendlies Against Colombia, Ecuador

Robinho, who was left out of World Cup squad, has won 92 caps for the Selecao.

Updated: September 01, 2014 12:26 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: New Brazil coach Dunga has called up former Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan forward Robinho in place of injured Hulk for upcoming friendlies with Colombia and Ecuador, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Sunday.

Dunga, who unveiled his first squad since embarking on a second spell in charge after succeeding Luiz Felipe Scolari following the World Cup, brought in the 30-year-old who has won 92 caps for the Selecao but whom Scolari left off his World Cup roster.

Robinho has just returned to his homeland to play for Santos, where he began his career, after AC Milan loaned him out for a year.

Real Madrid's Marcelo is also back with Porto's Alex Sandro injured.

Dunga, who coached Brazil at the 2010 World Cup before being fired, now heads for Friday's game against the Colombians in Miami with just ten of the players who featured at this year's tournament, which ended for the hosts in a 7-1 semi-final thrashing by Germany.

After meeting the Colombians, Brazil take on Ecuador at East Rutherford, New Jersey, on September 9.

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