The Fluminense striker has been out of action for two months with a thigh injury but Felipao has assured him his place in the Brazil squad is safe
The Fluminense striker hit six goals in eight internationals before suffering a thigh injury which has now kept him out of action for two months.
But Felipao has remained in close contact with the 30-year-old and has no doubt that he will lead the line as Brazil hunt a first World Cup on home soil next year.
"Fred is part of my list until the end,” Scolari told a press conference.
"I have spoken a lot with him, almost weekly.”
"We talk about football and his situation, about how his injury is coming along and how he is feeling.
“What I know is that in 15 days he will be right to play and then we can call him up again. He knows that he is important for us as a member of the squad, not only as a player."
With Fred unavailable, AC Milan forward Robinho and Chelsea’s Willian will have a chance to impress after being included in Scolari’s squad for the Gillette International Soccer Series this month.