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Alex receives first call-up for Brazilian team (

2 aug 2005 - Source:

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23-old- Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa was one of the key players in the successful PSV side last season, but the tough defender was never called up for the squad of the Brazilian national team up till now. First call-upUnlike PSV goalkeeper Gomes, Alex did not receive an invitation to join the Brazilian squad at the Confederations Club in June, either. But today he has received his first call-up. A 22-man-squad has been named for the friendly against Croatia in Split on 17 August next. All the star players have been included in the Seleçao.The Brazilian squad:Dida (AC Milan), Júlio César (Internazionale), Cafu (AC Milan), Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid), Cicinho (São Paulo), Gilberto (Hertha BSC), Lúcio (Bayern München), Juan (Bayer Leverkusen), Luisão (Benfica), Alex (PSV) Emerson (Juventus), Gilberto (Arsenal), Zé Roberto (Bayern München), Kaká (AC Milan), Juninho (Olympique Lyon), Renato (Sevilla), Ricardinho (FC Santos), Baptista (Real Madrid), Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Adriano (Internazionale), Robinho (FC Santos) and Ricardo Oliveira (Bétis).(Source: CBF)