Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010
SAO PAULO (AP) Ronaldinho is back on Brazil's national team for the first time in 1 1/2 years, and young forward sensation Neymar is returning after an absence for disciplinary reasons.
Coach Mano Menezes said Friday he included Ronaldinho for the Nov. 17 exhibition against Argentina in Doha because he "can add value in a sector where we must still evolve."
Ronaldinho, a midfielder and forward for AC Milan, was left off the World Cup roster and hasn't played for Brazil since a World Cup qualifier against Peru in April 2009. He was voted FIFA player of the year in 2004 and 2005.