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Dunga picks Robinho for matches against Argentina and Japan next month

  • Brazil's soccer coach Dunga gives a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Dunga summoned players for upcoming friendly games with Argentina and Japan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Brazil's soccer coach Dunga gives a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Dunga summoned players for upcoming friendly games with Argentina and Japan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazil's soccer coach Dunga listens to a question during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Dunga summoned players for upcoming friendly games with Argentina and Japan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Brazil's soccer coach Dunga listens to a question during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Dunga summoned players for upcoming friendly games with Argentina and Japan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

Brazil coach Dunga has called up Robinho for the team's friendly matches against Argentina and Japan next month.

The striker had been left out of Dunga's team for friendlies earlier this month against Colombia and Ecuador but was later added to the squad after Hulk got injured.

Brazil will play Argentina on Oct. 11 at the Bird's Nest in Beijing and Japan three days later in Singapore.

Only two players who were not in the squad earlier this month were called up this time — young defenders Mario Fernandes of CSKA Moscow and Dodo of Inter Milan.