Wednesday, May 12, 2010

World Cup 2010: Brazil Squad - No Ronaldinho, Adriano, Pato Or Ronaldo In Selecao's 23-Man Squad

The coach unveiled his 23-man squad at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro...

Brazil coach Carlos Dunga takes questions from he press after landing in South Africa for the Confederations Cup
Brazil coach Carlos Dunga has announced his 23-man squad for the World Cup finals in South Africa this summer.

As was widely anticipated in the weeks building up to the announcement, there is no place for AC Milan star Ronaldinho. Dunga has also omitted Flamengo striker Adriano and Corinthians pair Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos, all of whom had faint hopes of making the squad. Two of Brazil's rising stars in Alexandre Pato and Neymar are also staying at home.

The core of the team from the qualifying campaign remains though, while there are also call-ups for Tottenham Hotspur 'keeper Heurelho Gomes, Cruzeiro veteran Gilberto and, perhaps most surprisingly, Wolfsburg striker Grafite.

Julio Cesar
Inter (ITA)
Heurelho Gomes
Tottenham (ENG)
Alexander Doni
Roma (ITA)
Maicon Inter (ITA)
Daniel Alves
Barcelona (ESP)
Gilberto Cruzeiro
Michel Bastos
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
Lucio Inter (ITA)
Juan Roma (ITA)
Luisao Benfica (POR)
Thiago Silva
AC Milan (ITA)
Gilberto Silva
Panathinaikos (GRE)
Felipe Melo
Juventus (ITA)
Kaka Real Madrid (ESP)
Julio Baptista
Roma (ITA)
Josue Wolfsburg (GER)
Kleberson Flamengo
Elano Galatasaray (TUR)
Ramires Benfica (POR)
Robinho Santos
Luis Fabiano
Sevilla (ESP)
Nilmar Villarreal (ESP)
Grafite Wolfsburg (GER)

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