Sandro selected for Brazil

Seven Premier League players called up to training camp

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Sandro selected for Brazil

Sandro: Part of 22-man squad

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Tottenham Hotspur new-boy Sandro has been called up to Brazil's training camp next month.

The midfielder is part of a 22-man squad of European-based players that will travel to Barcelona in September.

Sandro, who has one cap, helped Internacional win the South American Copa Libertadores this week in his last match for the Brazilian club before moving to Spurs.

Brazil coach Mano Menezes, unable to secure top level opposition for friendlies on the Fifa dates set aside for the Euro 2012 qualifiers, has preferred to hold a six-day training camp rather than seek lower ranked rivals.

Menezes, whose team beat the United States 2-0 in New Jersey in his first match in charge on 11th August elected against picking home-based players whose teams are involved in the Brazilian championship.

Of those left out was Santos' 18-year-old forward Neymar, who announced on Thursday he would stay in Brazil rather than join Chelsea who had been courting him for several weeks.

Midfielders Douglas Costa of Shakhtar Donetsk and Philippe Coutinho of Inter Milan have been called up for the first time whilethe English based contingent also includes Heurelho Gomes, Alex, Rafael, Ramires, Lucas Leiva and Robinho.

Brazil Squad:

Diego (Almeria), Gomes (Tottenham Hotspur), Alex (Chelsea), Henrique (Racing Santander), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), David Luiz (Benfica), Andre Santos (Fenerbahce), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Rafael (Manchester United), Douglas Costa, Fernandinho (both Shakhtar Donetsk), Hernanes (Lazio), Lucas (Liverpool), Ramires (Chelsea), Sandro (Tottenham Hotspur), Philippe Coutinho (Inter Milan), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Andre (Dynamo Kiev), Carlos Eduardo (Hoffenheim), Hulk (Porto), Robinho (Manchester City).