Maxwell joins Scolari family for Switzerland friendly

The 31-year-old is in line to earn his first cap at international level following his call-up to Selecao for the friendly in Europe in August.
Luis Felipe Scolari has handed a first call-up to Maxwell for Brazil's friendly with Switzerland in an otherwise unchanged squad from their successful Confederations Cup campaign.

The Selecao travel to Basel on August 14 fresh off the back of their tournament success earlier this summer, in which they beat world champions Spain 3-0 in the final.

And it seems the 64-year-old is wary of tinkering with a tried-and-tested formula by naming a near-identical selection to that which swept all before them last month, with the Paris Saint-Germain defender the only fresh inclusion.

Squad in full:

Julio Cesar QPR
Jefferson Botafogo
Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain
Maxwell Paris Saint-Germain
Dante Bayern Munich
David Luiz Chelsea
Dani Alves Barcelona
Jean Fluminense
Marcelo Real Madrid
Fernando Shakhtar Donetsk
Hernanes Lazio
Luiz Gustavo Bayern Munich
Bernard Atletico Mineiro
Oscar Chelsea
Paulinho Tottenham
Jo Atletico Mineiro
Neymar Barcelona
Fred Fluminense
Hulk Zenit
Lucas Paris Saint-Germain