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Robinho and Marcelo back in Brazil squad for upcoming friendlies against France and Chile

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SAO PAULO — Dunga has picked striker Robinho and left back Marcelo for Brazil's upcoming friendlies against France and Chile.

PHOTO: Brazil's soccer coach Dunga listens to questions during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Dunga summoned players for upcoming friendly games against France in Paris on March 26, and against Chile in London on March 29. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Brazil's soccer coach Dunga listens to questions during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Dunga summoned players for upcoming friendly games against France in Paris on March 26, and against Chile in London on March 29. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Brazil will play France at Stade de France on March 26 and Chile at Emirates Stadium in London on March 29. The games will serve as preparation for the Copa America in June, which will be Brazil's first official competition since its elimination in the semifinals of the World Cup.

Brazil hasn't played since beating Turkey 4-0 and Austria 2-1 in November, when Robinho and Marcelo were left out of both games. Robinho was playing with Santos in the final stages of the Brazilian league.

Dunga also picked Neymar, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Oscar, Willian and Philippe Coutinho.

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