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.
Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Gomes (Tottenham Hotspur), Victor (Gremio)
Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Alex (Chelsea), Juan (AS Roma), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Luisao (Benfica), Kleber (Internacional), Andre Santos (Corinthians).
Anderson (Manchester United), Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josue (VfL Wolfsburg), Ramires (Cruzeiro), Elano (Manchester City), Felipe Melo (Fiorentina), Julio Baptista (AS Roma), Kaka (AC Milan)
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.
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.
The top four qualify directly. The fifth placed team will have a play-in with the fourth placed team from CONCACAF.