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Brazil squad for upcoming friendly against South Africa announced

The game will take place on March 5 - Action Images

Luiz Felipe Scolari has named his squad to face South Africa in a friendly at the Soccer City stadium, Johannesburg, on March 5.

As planned, those initially called-up to the team include only players playing outside of Brazil. Those playing domestically will be called-up later.

The game will be the final friendly before the coach makes his final squad selection for the World Cup finals which will take place in Brazil in June and July of this year.

Notable absences from the list of those playing abroad include Maicon, Robinho and Kaká.

Julio César (QPR)

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-German)
David Luiz (Chelsea)
Dante (Bayern Munich)
Rafinha (Bayern Munich)
Daniel Alves (Barcelona)
Marcelo (Real Madrid)

Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg)
Paulinho (Tottenham)
Fernandinho (Manchester City)
Ramires (Chelsea)
Oscar (Chelsea)

Willian (Chelsea)
Hulk (Zenit)
Neymar (Barcelona)
Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk)


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