The Brazilian defender didn't feature in the Auriverdes first two games in the Copa America, missing the defeat against a Columbia side that included Falcao and James. The Seleçao will take on Venezuela on Sunday, with a place in the quarter-finals at stake.
Silva the main attraction at the Euro U21s
Having been an unused substitute in the senior Portugal team's win against Armenia, Bernardo Silva was released from the Seleçao's second game in Italy to link up with the U21 squad. On Thursday, the Portugese starlets play their opening game in the UEFA European U21 Championships being held in the Czech Republic. Bernardo Silva is one of the most eagerly anticipated players in the competition, and will be looking to justify that status in what promises to be a tricky first game against England (kick-off at 20.45 on Thursday). And the other group games look equally daunting, with Italy up on Sunday and Sweden - who knocked out France in the play-offs - next Wednesday.
Delight for Portugal, despair for France, pain for Belgium
For the other international stars who are now on holiday, plaudits go to Joao Moutinho and Portugal for their performance in beating Italy (1-0) in a friendly on Tuesday night, after labouring to victory in Armenia a few days earlier (2-3). A starter against the Armenians, Ricardo Carvalho was rested for the Lusitanians' second win. Geoffrey Kondogbia enjoyed less success with France. While he missed the loss to Yannick Carrasco's Belgium to attend the birth of his first child, he was involved as the French crashed to a 1-0 defeat in Albania. Meanwhile, YFC came on from the bench in both of the Red Devils' games, but despite impressing in the friendly at the Stade de France, the Belgians suffered a shock in Wales, losing 1-0.
Subasic solid against Italy, Bakayoko wins with the French U21s
There was also a fine performance by Danijel Subasic against Italy, as Croatia earned a 1-1 draw to remain in control of their group in qualifying for Euro 2016. For the younger players, there was a win for Raphaël Diarra (defender with the CFA squad) in Toulon with the French U20 side and a U20 World Cup semi-final for Seydou Sy's Senegal. Finally, Tiémoué Bakayoko made two successive starts for the French U21s against South Korea and Paraguay. After the start of his season was ruined by a hamstring injury, the Monaco midfielder is gradually getting back to his best.
FULL CALENDAR OF INTERNATIONALS INVOLVING AS MONACO PLAYERS
Raphaël Diarra: United States U20 1-3 France U20 (Toulon Tournament)
Raphaël Diarra: Qatar U20 0-2 France U20 (Toulon Tournament)
Seydou Sy: Senegal U20 0-3 Portugal U20 (U20 World Cup)
Raphaël Diarra: France U20 2-1 Costa Rica U20 (Toulon Tournament)
Seydou Sy: Senegal U20 1-1 Columbia U20 (U20 World Cup)
Raphaël Diarra: France U20 4-0 Netherlands U20 (Toulon Tournament)
Seydou Sy: Senegal U20 2-1 Qatar U20 (U20 World Cup)
Geoffrey Kondogbia/Yannick Carrasco: France 3-4 Belgium (Friendly)
Fabinho: Brazil 2-0 Mexico (Friendly)
Danijel Subašić: Croatia 4-0 Gibraltar (Friendly)
Tiemoué Bakayoko: France U21 1-1 South Korea U21 (Friendly)
Yannick Carrasco: Wales 0-1 Belgium (Euro 2016)
Danijel Subašić: Croatia 1-1 Italy (Euro 2016)
Geoffrey Kondogbia: Albania 1-0 France (Friendly)
Ricardo Carvalho, Joao Moutinho: Armenia 2-3 Portugal (Euro 2016)
Fabinho: Brazil 2-1 Peru (Copa America 2015)
Tiemoué Bakayoko: France U21 2-1 Paraguay U21 (Friendly)
Ricardo Carvalho, Joao Moutinho: Italy 0-1 Portugal (Friendly)
Seydou Sy: Brazil U20 5-0 Senegal U20 (U20 World Cup)
Fabinho: Brazil 0-1 Columbia (Copa America 2015)
STILL TO PLAY*
Silva : England U21 - Portugal U21 (Euro U21 2015)
Fabinho: Brazil - Venezuela (Copa America 2015)
Silva: Italy U21 - Portugal U21 (Euro U21 2015)
Silva: Sweden U21 - Portugal U21 (Euro U21 2015)
* if Brazil qualify in the Copa America and Portugal qualify in the Euro U21s, knock-out matches will take place after 24 June.