The 28-year-old, who has made 19 Bundesliga appearances for Pep Guardiola's side this season, broke the good news via Twitter on Tuesday. Rafinha made his Brazil debut in a friendly against Sweden in March 2008. It remains his only appearance for the Selecao to date. His club team-mate Dante also took to Twitter to express his delight at the news.
I am very happy to be called up for Brazil. I promess that I will honor this jersey as I have always done before. Thanks for all the support— Rafinha Official (@R13_official) February 11, 2014