Dani Alves returns to reshuffled Brazil side in place of absent Maicon - report

The Inter man failed to turn up for international duty after missing his plane, giving Alves the chance to redeem himself for a poor Copa America in the friendly against Germany
Brazil coach Mano Menezes is set to make two changes as the South Americans prepare to take on Germany on Wednesday evening, with a return for Dani Alves and the possible exclusion of Santos youngster Ganso forecast for the friendly clash.

Globoesporte report that the coach opted to play Barcelona's right-back in Tuesday's training session due to the no-show of Maicon, who is likely to pay for his absence by missing out on a starting place. The Inter player missed a flight in Belo Horizonte and is yet to turn up to meet his international team-mates in Germany.

The only other switch would see Corinthians midfielder Ralf partner Ramires in the middle of the park. The 27-year-old is the favourite to make his international debut in place of Lucas Leiva, who is suspended.

Ganso meanwhile is likely to keep his place, but after a poor Copa America he will need to give a big performance to convince Menezes that he is ready for international football. The 21-year-old started a tactical exercise in the first team, but was replaced midway by Fernandinho. The Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker could make an appearance in the second-half of the friendly if Ganso fails to impress.

The Selecao will meet the European nation in Stuttgart in their first match since the Copa America, where they slumped to a disappointing penalty-shootout defeat at the hands of Paraguay.

Probable Brazil XI (4-2-3-1)

Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Lucio, Thiago Silva, Andre Santos; Ramires, Ralf; Robinho, Ganso, Neymar; Pato.