Kaká had been absent from Brazil's 2-1 friendly defeat to England at Wembley last month, though has been recalled. That's despite him being mostly a benchwarmer for José Mourinho at Real Madrid this season, starting only six league games.
While Kaká has been recalled, Ronaldinho has been omitted after playing against England, failing to impress sufficiently to warrant a second consecutive call-up for the friendlies against Italy and Russia on Thursday and Monday respectively.
Corinthians midfielder Paulinho has been ruled out with a thigh injury, though no replacement has been called by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. Here's the full squad:
Goalkeepers: Diego Cavalieri (Fluminense), Julio Cesar (Queens Park Rangers)
Midfielders: Fernando (Grêmio), Hernanes (Lazio), Jean (Fluminese), Kaká (Real Madrid), Lucas (Paris Saint-Germain), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern Munich), Oscar (Chelsea), Ramires (Chelsea)
Forwards: Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid) Fred (Fluminense), Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg), Neymar (Santos)