Tuesday March 5 2013
Hernanes for Italy-Brazil friendly

Hernanes, Kaka and Julio Cesar are in the Brazil squad to face Italy and Russia in a series of friendlies later this month.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari had hinted that Lazio midfielder Hernanes would get an opportunity due to his fine form in Serie A, the Europa League and Coppa Italia.

The Real Madrid man will get to play against some of his former Milan teammates in Geneva on March 21.

QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar is picked after good performances in the Premier League since leaving Inter.

The Selecao will then go on to face Russia at Stamford Bridge on March 25.

Goalkeepers: Diego Cavalieri (Fluminense), Julio César (Queens Park Rangers)
Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luiz (Atlético Madrid), Dedé (Vasco), Dante (Bayern Munique), David Luiz (Chelsea), Thiago Silva (PSG)
Midfielders: Hernanes (Lazio), Fernando (Grêmio), Kaká (Real Madrid), Lucas Moura (PSG), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern Munich), Oscar (Chelsea), Paulinho (Corinthians), Ramires (Chelsea), Jean (Fluminense)
Forwards: Neymar (Santos), Fred (Fluminense), Hulk (Zenit), Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)