Ronaldinho has expressed his delight at being recalled to the Brazil national side.
The AC Milan forward has been named in Brazil's squad for this month's friendly against Argentina.
Ronaldinho last featured for his country 18 months ago, while he was overlooked for this summer's 2010 World Cup.
But the 30-year-old is now beaming at his return to the international fold and is eagerly anticipating facing Brazil's foes Argentina.
He said: "I am very happy to be recalled. When I stop and think about putting the national team shirt on again I feel much happier.
"I am also very proud because I have been recalled just in the moment in which Brazil are to play a friendly match against Argentina.
"Playing against Argentina is always something very special."
Meanwhile, Brazil head coach Mano Menezes is hopeful that Ronaldinho could return to his world-class best for the Green and Yellow.
He said: "I can't call on him for such an important and difficult game and expect him to resolve all the problems.
"But we will try to get the best from him. We want the Ronaldinho that in some moment was one of the best players in the world."