RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho was the surprise pick in a provisional Brazil squad for its final friendly next month before the World Cup squad is announced. Spencer Pulley Jersey . Neymar, Oscar, Ramires, Willian, David Luiz, Thiago Silva and Hulk made the list of foreign-based players as expected, but former stars Kaka and Robinho were left out by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. Kaka hasnt played for Brazil since March, but AC Milan teammate Robinho made the team in November. Scolari also said that, closer to the match, he would add a further three or four players to the squad from Brazilian clubs. Bayern Munichs Rafinha also came as a surprise selection for the game against South Africa on March 5 at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. "Fernandinho has been playing pretty well in Manchester and has been catching my attention,"Scolari said. "Its an opportunity for him. And Rafinha has been working pretty well at Bayern Munich. Both players have a history on the national youth teams." Scolari also said he needed to prepare back-up players in case of injuries. "I always have to take a look at other players because, the way tournaments are being played, we can never be sure that the players we imagine will be called up will be in their best condition when the (World Cup) squad is announced." Scolari also said he has been scouting the Netherlands. If Brazil advances from the group stage, it is likely to meet World Cup champion Spain or the Netherlands in the round of 16. "They have the normal characteristics of a Dutch team," he said. "They work the ball very well, have good quality skilled players ... We have been analyzing them, collecting data for a possible game at the second stage." Scolari decided to wait to announce the players from Brazilian clubs because many are not in top form yet. 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Higgins added that Garcias experience played a major role in the teams deccision to sign the former pivot. Keenan Allen Jersey. "Jeff Garcia is a fierce competitor who has had success in every situation he has faced in professional football," Higgins said. "The addition of Jeff is ideal because he brings the expertise hes gained over his professional years from so many different systems. We are very excited to welcome Jeff to our coaching staff in his coaching debut. His CFL knowledge and comprehension of the game are key qualities that are going to be invaluable for us to improve as a team in the upcoming weeks. Over the next few days, we will be able to better evaluate all of our coaches and establish what their exact roles will be." Garcia completed 1249 passes for 16,442 yards and 111 touchdowns in 78 CFL games with the Calgary Stampeders. 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