Rio De Janeiro: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has picked AC Milan striker Robinho for the squad that will play friendlies against Chile and Honduras next month.
Robinho gained another chance thanks in part to the absence of Diego Costa, who was left out after choosing to play for Spain instead of his native Brazil.
Alexandre Pato and Leandro Damiao also were left out. The other strikers picked by Scolari were Neymar, Hulk, Jo and Bernard. The coach hasn't been able to count on injured Fred, the team's starter when it won the Confederations Cup.
The five-time world champions will play Honduras on Nov. 16 in Miami and Chile on Nov. 19 in Toronto.
Brazil is expected to play only one more match before the World Cup squad is announced next year.