Ronaldo has been left out by Brazil again after
coach Dunga named his squad for this month's friendlies against Chile and Ghana
Ronaldo, 30, has made a promising start at AC Milan after his 7.5 million euros
move from Real Madrid, but his performances failed to persuade Dunga to call him
up for the first time since the World Cup.
Dunga said: "We are watching and observing him and as soon as his performances
interest us and he is near to his best, he will be selected."
The game against Chile will be in Gothenburg and the Ghana match is in Stockholm.
Ronaldinho, who has started only one match since Dunga replaced Carlos Alberto
Parreira, was included in the squad alongside regulars including Kaka, Robinho,
Diego, Elano and Gilberto Silva.
However, there was no place for Inter Milan striker Adriano who has been picked
only once by Dunga.
The squad also includes uncapped right back Ilsinho and midfielder Josue. Both
play for Brazilian champions Sao Paulo.
Brazil have played six matches under Dunga, suffering their first defeat against
Portugal last month.
They thrashed Chile 5-0 in their last meeting in a World Cup qualifier in
September 2005 and beat Ghana 3-0 in the second round at last year's World Cup.
Goalkeepers: Helton (Porto), Julio Cesar (Inter Milan)
Defenders: Daniel Alves (Sevilla), Ilsinho (Sao Paulo), Gilberto (Hertha Berlin),
Kleber (Santos), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Alex Rodrigo (PSV Eindhoven), Juan (Bayer
Leverkusen), Luisao (Benfica)
Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Arsenal), Mineiro (Hertha Berlin), Dudu (CSKA
Moscow), Elano (Shakhtar Donetsk), Josue (Sao Paulo), Diego (Werder Bremen),
Kaka (AC Milan)
Forwards: Ronaldinho (Barcelona), Robinho (Real Madrid), Fred (Lyon), Rafael
Sobis (Real Betis), Vagner Love (CSKA Moscow).