Ramires back in Brazil squad

Ramires was instrumental last season as Roberto Di Matteo’s side claimed the Champions League.

However, he has not featured for the national team since the 2011 Copa America but Menezes has again recognised his qualities.

Oscar, who is part of Brazil’s Olympic squad, joined the Blues for €25million (£19.5m) before the start of the London games.

Full Brazil squad as follows:

Goalkeepers: Renan Ribeiro (Atletico-MG), Neto (Fiorentina) Gabriel (Milan)

Defenders: Danilo (Porto), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Rafael (Manchester United) Alex Sandro (Porto), Thiago Silva (PSG), Juan (Internazionale), Bruno Uvini (Tottenham), David Luiz (Chelsea) Dede (Vasco)

Midfielders: Sandro (Tottenham), Romulo (Spartak Moscow), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Oscar (Chelsea), Lucas (Sao Paulo), Ramires (Chelsea) Paulinho (Corinthians)

Forwards: Neymar (Santos), Alexandre Pato (Milan), Hulk (Porto), Leandro Damiao (Internacional) Jonas (Valencia)

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