Aug 22 2013, 3:54am CDT | by IANS
Maicon, 32, rejoins the Selecao after a two-year absence while Ramires had been out of favour since failing to report to a team meeting in March.
"Ramires has been playing and we have been watching him. He will have a chance to be with us again. The national team has to come first," Scolari said.
Scolari said he is unconcerned by a string of injuries that limited Maicon to just 14 matches with Manchester City last season.
"By bringing him in we are looking to add even more experience to the squad," the 2002 World Cup-winning coach said.
Switzerland last week ended Brazil's six-match winning run with a 1-0 friendly victory in Basel.
The following is the Brazil squad:
Defenders: Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dante (Bayern Munich), Henrique (Palmeiras), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (AS Roma), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Maxwell (Paris Saint-Germain).
Midfielders: Fernando (Shakhtar Donetsk), Hernanes (Lazio), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern Munich), Paulinho (Tottenham), Oscar (Chelsea), Ramires (Chelsea), Lucas (Paris Saint Germain).
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