Brazil squad for October 2010 friendlies: Liverpool’s Lucas, Tottenham’s Sandro Ranieri & Chelsea’s Ramires & Alex included but Neymar is dropped
Brazil coach Mano Menezes has named 23 players for two friendlies to be held between 6th to 13th October. The opposition has yet to be announced but the matches will be played in Europe.
The main talking point is the exclusion of Santos forward, Neymar. The player was at the centre of controversy this week when the Vila Belmiro club fired coach Dorival Júnior after he wanted to drop the teenager from last night’s game against Corinthians. Santos lost the match 3-2 but Neymar seemed unperturbed by the week’s events and as if we couldn’t have predicted scored Santos’ second.
This time round, Menezes has given first caps to Atlético Paranaense keeper Neto, Fluminense rightback Mariano, Internacional’s Giuliano, Corinthians Elias and Werder Bremen’s Wesley.
Brazil squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Victor (Grêmio), Jefferson (Botafogo), Neto (Atlético PR)
Wingbacks: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Mariano (Fluminense), André Santos (Fenerbahçe), Adriano Correia (Barcelona)
Centrebacks: David Luiz (Benfica), Alex (Chelsea), Thiago Silva (Milan), Rever (Atlético MG)
Defensive midfielders: Lucas (Liverpool), Ramires (Chelsea), Sandro (Tottenham),
Attacking midfielders: Carlos Eduardo (Rubin Kazan), Philippe Coutinho (Inter Milan), Wesley (Werder Bremen), Giuliano (Internacional)
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Robinho (AC Milan), André (Dynamo Kiev), Nilmar (Villarreal)
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