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Brazil call up thrills Santos

4 April 2013 18:20

Gremio defender Andre Santos has expressed his delight at being called up to the Brazil squad for Saturday's friendly with Bolivia.

Santos returned to his homeland on a loan deal from Arsenal in February, and he feels his recall to the Luiz Felipe Scolari's set-up is indicative of his improved form and fitness over the past couple of months.

"I am too happy, I cannot hide it," he told reporters.

"Since I arrived at Gremio, I have worked seriously. I will do anything to stay.

"I thank the club, coaches and directors for giving me all their support. I needed a run of games to get back to my ideal level and consequently show that I'm good enough to return to the national selection."

Santos is hopeful that a strong showing in Saturday's friendly match could go a long way to securing his place in the squad in the build-up to the World Cup in 2014.

"I know that the group is not closed. I recognise the quality of the other players, but I hope to be included," he said.

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0 - 4

Competition
Friendlies
Date
6 April 2013
Kick-off
21:30
Half-time
0 - 3
Full-time
0 - 4

Goals

0 - 1
4' Leandro Damião
 (assist by Jean)
0 - 2
31' Neymar
 (assist by Ronaldinho Gaúcho)
0 - 3
42' Neymar
 (assist by Jádson)
0 - 4
90'+2 Leandro
 (assist by Osvaldo)

Lineups

Substitutes

Monday 20 April

Sunday 19 April

23:48
23:41
23:35
23:26
22:42
22:20
21:18
21:12
20:11
20:00
19:47
19:43
19:16
19:01
18:51
18:15
18:01
17:49
17:13
16:28
16:25
16:20
15:30
13:59
13:27
13:24
13:24
12:25
12:20
11:25
11:11
11:00
10:07
09:26
07:25
06:14
03:18
03:00
02:28
02:02
00:16

Saturday 18 April

23:42
23:27
23:16
22:48
22:44
22:36
22:06
21:57
21:53
21:38
21:35
21:30
21:26
21:15
21:10
21:07
20:57
20:54
20:48
20:36
20:30
20:28
20:24
20:19
20:16
20:11
20:01
20:00
19:50
19:45
19:32
19:32
19:30
19:23
19:23
19:23
19:16
18:58
18:54
18:04
18:02
18:01
17:56
17:56
17:34
17:20
15:47
13:55
13:24
12:18
11:11
10:23
10:08
08:53
06:14
05:30
04:09
03:26
03:06

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