April 16, 2013
Ronaldinho played in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups for Brazil.
Juan Karita/AP

Experienced playmaker Ronaldinho was retained in Brazil's squad on Tuesday by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for the friendly against Chile at the Mineirao World Cup stadium in Belo Horizonte next week.

Scolari included the Atletico Mineiro forward, who performed well in a 4-0 win over Bolivia 10 days ago, in an 18-man selection of home-based players for the April 24 warm-up ahead of the Confederations Cup that Brazil will host in June.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Diego Cavalieri (Fluminense), Jefferson (Botafogo)

Defenders: Andre Santos (Gremio), Marcos Rocha, Rever (both Atletico Mineiro), Dede (Vasco da Gama), Henrique (Palmeiras)

Midfielders: Fernando (Gremio), Jean (Fluminense), Paulinho, Ralph (both Corinthians), Jadson (Sao Paulo), Ronaldinho (Atletico Mineiro)

Forwards: Neymar (Santos), Alexandre Pato (Corinthians), Leandro (Palmeiras), Leandro Damiao (Internacional), Osvaldo (Sao Paulo)

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