Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Carlos Dunga Releases 23 Man World Cup Roster
Dunga with his captain, Lucio. The younger man
is a mirror image of his hard-nosed boss: A coach
on the field and a great leader by actions not words.
Dunga is Chasing History
Carlos Dunga, who won the World Cup in 1994 as a player, has released his final roster for the South African World Cup. He will become only the third man to win the Cup as a player and manager should Brazil lift the trophy on July 11th from Soccer City in Johannesburg.
Dunga selected eight players who feature in the Italian Serie A. He has a good blend of foreign-based and domestic stars.
Goalkeepers: Júlio César (Inter Milan), Gomes (Tottenham), Doni (Roma).
Defenders: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Lúcio (Inter Milan), Juan (Roma), Luisão (Benfica), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Michel Bastos (Lione), Gilberto (Cruzeiro).
Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Josué (Wolfsburg), Kléberson (Flamengo), Elano (Galatasaray), Ramires (Benfica), Kaká (Real Madrid), Júlio Baptista (Roma).
Strikers: Luís Fabiano (Sevilla), Nilmar (Villarreal), Robinho (Santos), Grafite (Wolfsburg).
Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport, May 11, 2010.
The powerful Adriano, "The Emperor," will watch
the World Cup from Rio. He starred at Inter Milan
for many years before personal problems forced
a return to Brazil.
The AC Milan duo of Pato and Ronaldinho were not selected. Adriano of Flamengo and Diego of Juventus also did not make the final cut.
Ronaldinho and Pato in action with Milan.
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