Scolari explains Ramires and Maicon call ups
Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed that CBF chief Jose Maria Marin has approved the call up of Seleção star Ramires to the national setup.
The Brazil coach says that he ran the decision by the supremo and received no objections despite Ramires' wife criticising the CBF as a 'mafia' in the past.
"I know Ramires had his problems with CBF president Jose Maria Marin," Scolari told reporters. "But when I showed Marin my squad list yesterday he accepted the fact that Ramires is on it.
"We have solved the problems we had with Ramires and he deserves to be with us. I have been watching him recently and he has been doing very well.
"Maicon has always been great for Brazil. He is at Roma now and I want to watch him in these two matches.
"I’m happy to give him the chance – he is another player who deserves it.”