Brazil’s Ronaldinho Named In Friendlies

News Americas, BRASILIA, Brazil, Fri. Sept. 23, 2011: Brazilian soccer star, Ronaldinho, has been named in the squad to face Costa Rica and Mexico next month.

Brazil coach Mano Menezes has kept Ronaldinho in the squad for the second leg of the Superclassic of the Americas series, and the friendly matches against Costa Rica on Oct. 7th and Mexico on Oct. 11th.

Ronaldinho returned to the national team in August for the first time in nearly a year after some good performances with Flamengo. His return comes as Menezes is under pressure as Brazil coach after disappointing results since he took over the squad after the 2010 World Cup.

Brazil will be hosting the 2014 World Cup competition for the first time since 1950.