(updates with quotes)
By Brian Homewood
RIO DE JANEIRO Aug 7 Ronaldinho and Kaka were
recalled by Brazil on Tuesday for this month's friendly against
Algeria, despite declining to take part in last month's Copa
However, coach Dunga said the pair had squandered a chance
to add another title to their respective careers after Brazil
won the tournament in Venezuela, beating arch-rivals Argentina
3-0 in the final.
"They missed out on winning a title and each player who wins
a championship with the Brazil gets more recognition," said
"They missed their chance, now we are starting again and
it's up to them."
The match on Aug. 22 in Montpellier, France, is the first
since the Copa America.
Kaka and Ronaldinho asked to skip the Copa because they said
they were tired after a long season in Europe.
Their request, heavily criticised in Brazil, apparently went
against the philosophy of the coach, who has demanded total
dedication from his players since taking over last year.
However, Dunga said: "I'm not angry with anyone. The coach
of Brazil has to think for the good of the Brazilian team... we
take the best decisions for the team."
The pair were among a 22-man squad named for the match, the
first against the North Africans since the 1986 World Cup when
Brazil won 1-0.
Ronaldo, yet to be selected by Dunga, was again left out.
Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Doni (AS Roma)
Defenders: Daniel Alves (Sevilla), Alex Silva (Sao Paulo),
Gilberto (Hertha Berlin), Juan (AS Roma), Kleber (Santos), Lucio
(Bayern Munich), Maicon (Inter Milan)
Midfielder: Diego (Werder Bremen), Lucas (Liverpool), Elano
(Manchester City), Kaka (AC Milan), Naldo (Werder Bremen), Julio
Baptista (Real Madrid), Mineiro (Hertha Berlin), Josue (Sao
Paulo), Fernando (Girondins Bordeaux),
Forwards: Robinho (Real Madrid), Ronaldinho (Barcelona),
Rafeal Sobis (Betis), Vagner Love (CSKA Moscow)