PIVOTAL PLAYER: Ramires
FOUR BRAZILIAN’S that ply their trade for Premier League teams have been selected for their country’s friendly against England at Wembley Stadium on February 6.
Chelsea trio David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar have been chosen in the 20-man Brazilian squad alongside Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar for the match, which is a part of the F.A’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Stars such as the much touted Neymar, former two-time World Player of the Year Ronaldinho and imposing forward Hulk have also been picked by Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Brazil will be making their first appearance in England since they claimed a silver medal at last summer's London 2012 Olympic Games.
It will also be Scolari’s first match in charge of the Samba Boys since being re-appointed as Brazil boss in December 2012.
The 20-man Brazil squad is as follows: Julio Cesar (QPR), Diego Alves (Valencia); Daniel Alves, Adriano (both Barcelona), Luiz (Chelsea), Dante (Bayern Munich), Leandro Castan (Roma), Miranda, Filipe Luis (both Atletico Madrid); Ramires (Chelsea), Arouca (Santos), Paulinho (Corinthians), Hernanes (Lazio), Oscar (Chelsea), Ronaldinho (Atletico Mineiro), Moura (PSG); Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg), Neymar (Santos), Fred (Fluminense), Luis Fabiano (Sao Paulo).