Maxwell picked for Brazilian team

Maxwell has received his first invitation for the national team of Brazil. The reigning world champions play two world-cup qualifiers, on 9 October in and against Venezuela and on 13 October against Colombia in Brazil.

Nicolae Mitea, Steven Pienaar, Hans Vonk, Tomás Galásek and Zdenek Grygera were also invited to join their national teams.

South-Africa, with Vonk and Pienaar, play in Uganda on 10 October.

Nicolae Mitea has been selected for Romania under 21 for an away match against the Czech Republic under 21.

Galásek and Grygera face Romania with the Czech Republic on 9 October and Armenia on 13 October. Both matches are in the Czech Republic.

Nourdin Boukhari has been picked for the national team of Morocco.