SAO PAULO - World Cup veteran right back Maicon and Chelsea midfielder Ramires are back in Brazil's squad for the friendlies against Australia and Portugal in September.
Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari also picked goalkeeper Julio Cesar even though the player hasn't participated in an official match since the Confederations Cup.
Maicon, newly signed by AS Roma, was Brazil's starter in the 2010 World Cup but had lost his spot in the national team, while Ramires had been left out of the Confederations Cup squad after failing to report to the team on time before a friendly.
Brazil will face Australia on September 7 in the capital of Brasilia and then plays Portugal three days later in Boston.
Brazil is coming off a 1-0 loss to Switzerland, a result that halted Brazil's six-match winning streak and ended its 11-match unbeaten run.
Brazil hadn't lost since a 2-1 result against England in a friendly in London in February, a match that marked Scolari's return to the national team.
Scolari again picked the same squad that won the Confederations Cup in June. The starting 11 from the 3-0 victory against Spain in the final of the World Cup warm-up tournament were summoned, including strikers Neymar and Fred, midfielder Oscar and defenders Thiago Silva and David Luiz.
Ronaldinho and Kaka again were left out of the team.