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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Carlos Dunga Releases Brasil Roster for WCQ and Confederations Cup

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Carlos Dunga
has released his 23 man roster for the upcoming two World Cup qualification games, along with the Confederations Cup in South Africa.

O Selecao will play away to Uruguay in Montevideo on 6 June, and then home against group leaders Paraguay on 10 June from Recife.

Goalkeepers

Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Gomes (Tottenham Hotspur), Victor (Gremio)

Defenders

Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Alex (Chelsea), Juan (AS Roma), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Luisao (Benfica), Kleber (Internacional), Andre Santos (Corinthians).

Midfielders

Anderson (Manchester United), Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josue (VfL Wolfsburg), Ramires (Cruzeiro), Elano (Manchester City), Felipe Melo (Fiorentina), Julio Baptista (AS Roma), Kaka (AC Milan)

Forwards

Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Nilmar (Internacional), Robinho (Manchester City).

Absence of the Two Ronies

Once again, Ronaldinho Gaucho was not selected. The resurgent Ronaldo of Corinthians also did not make the cut.

Football - Brazil v Italy International Friendly

Dunga said he wanted Ronaldinho to return to full form before he picked him again.

“I’m going to do everything possible to help him recover,” he told reporters.

“I have confidence in him, he’s a special player. He’s having a bad time but I hope he can get over this.”

“We want to see the Ronaldo that we all know,” said Dunga. “But he’s going to have to prove with his club that he’s ready to be called up.”

The coach added: “We’ve stuck to our guns and picked players who are doing well at club level. We have to use common sense to do the best for Brazil.”

Source: Yahoo! Sports, 21 May 2009.

CONMEBOL Table

The top four qualify directly. The fifth placed team will have a play-in with the fourth placed team from CONCACAF.

1 comment:

Soccer Jerseys said...

Carlos Dunga have got the best players for his team. They are going to show great fight for the coming qualification games. Good luck!

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