“Getting called to the Brazilian National Team is definitely a great and exciting surprise,” said Reis. “I feel very pleased right now and I am looking forward to joining the Brazilian group. It will certainly be a great experience for me and I’ll try my best to learn as much as I can from it.”

Reis will join the world’s second-ranked team July 6, with Brazil trailing only the United States in FIFA’s June rankings while it is one spot ahead of Germany.

Brazil will be competing in the Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol’s (CONMEBOL – South American Football Confederation) Sudamericano Femenino. Also known as the South American Women’s Championship, 10 countries will vie for two spots in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.