Liverpool’s 30 year old left back, Fabio Aurelio, has been rewarded for his performances at Liverpool by getting a long overdue call up to the Brazil national squad.
Fabio has been named in the squad that will face England in Qatar in a friendly game in the middle of November.
Brazil’s left back area has been a problem – with national coach Dunga trialling a number of players there but without anybody making the place their own. Reaction back in Brazil has been very positive to the news.
Fabio joins Lucas in the squad – Brazil qualified for the World Cup by finishing top of the South American group.
Congratulations to Fabio – and let’s hope he gets his chance to impress.
Brazil 24 man squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Julio César (Inter Milan), Doni (Roma)
Defenders: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Michel Bastos (Lyon), Fabio Aurelio (Liverpool), Luisão (Benfica), Juan (Roma), Naldo (Werder Bremen), Lúcio (Inter Milan)
Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josué (Wolfsburg), Ramires (Benfica), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Julio Baptista (Roma), Kaká (Real Madrid), Elano (Galatasaray), Alex (Spartak Moscow), Carlos Eduardo (Hoffenheim), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool)
Forwards: Luis Fabiano (Seville), Nilmar (Villarreal), Givanildo Vieira de Souza Hulk (Porto), Robinho (Manchester City)