The Real Madrid man is named in Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad for the first time since the coach's return to the Selecao hot seat as they take on two European sides in friendlies.
Playmaker Ronaldinho has been left out after disappointing in the defeat to England at Wembley Stadium and failing to impress domestically in South America.
Santos starlet Neymar; Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura and Bayern Munich defensive rock Dante are three other names that have made the cut ahead of March's clashes with Fabio Capello and Cesare Prandelli's men.
Scolari failed to select Kaka for his first squad as coach since his return to the Selecao hot seat, but the midfielder could get the chance to prove his worth in the two matches in Europe after impressing for Madrid in February.
The 2014 World Cup hosts travel to Geneva to play Italy on March 21 before taking on Russia at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge four days later. Here is the Brazil roster in full:
|Julio Cesar||Queens Park Rangers|
|Filipe Luis||Atletico Madrid|
|Thiago Silva||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Luiz Gustavo||Bayern Munich|
|Diego Costa||Atletico Madrid|
|Hulk||Zenit St Petersburg|