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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)

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Substitutes

Sunday 14 February

Saturday 13 February

23:50
22:55
22:40
22:17
22:06
21:35
21:12
20:55
20:49
20:47
20:46
20:37
20:28
20:21
20:15
20:09
19:59
19:54
19:48
19:46
19:25
19:20
19:19
19:17
19:02
19:00
18:57
18:54
18:39
18:31
18:14
18:13
18:12
17:58
17:58
17:54
17:24
17:19
17:05
16:39
16:33
15:42
15:19
15:11
14:44
14:16
14:03
13:40
13:12
13:11
12:59
12:52
12:32
11:59
11:28
11:00
10:18
09:51
09:41
07:08
05:34
05:28
03:53
03:01
01:57
01:56
01:50
01:40
00:48

Friday 12 February

23:53
23:39
23:18
23:09
22:53
22:52
22:45
22:33
22:18
21:31
21:10
20:54
20:10
19:47
19:26
19:00
18:37
18:24
18:10
17:49
17:38
17:25
16:59
16:49
16:37
16:29
16:23
15:55
15:55
15:53
15:18
15:05
14:42
14:39
14:33
14:32
14:11
13:56
13:54
13:53
13:42
13:26
13:16
12:58
12:57
12:47
12:40
12:28
11:55
11:07
10:05
09:32
09:07
07:43
05:55
05:50
04:34
04:17
03:27
02:18
02:15
00:59
00:14

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