Brazil Under-20 squad for South America Youth tournament Peru 2011 includes Neymar & Philippe Coutinho

November 30, 2010 at 15:29 9 comments

Diego Mauricio, Neymar, Philippe Coutinho & Lucas

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Coach Nei Franco has called up 25 players for Brazil’s U-20 squad for the South America Youth Tournament that will be held in Peru from 16 January to 6 February 2011. The squad will be cut to just 20 names at the end of December.

Brazil are in Grupo B along with Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador. They start their campaign on 17th January versus Paraguay. The teams that finish first and second in the competition are guaranteed a place in the London Olympics. The first four sides will also go to the Under 20 World Cup in Colombia in 2011.

Goalkeepers
Alexander (Avaí)
Gabriel (Cruzeiro)
Milton (Botafogo)

Centrebacks
Alan (Vitória)
Bruno Uvini (São Paulo)
Juan (Internacional)
Romário (Internacional)
Saimon (Grêmio)

Wingbacks
Danilo (Santos)
Rafael Galhardo (Flamengo)
Alex Sandro (Santos)
Gabriel Silva (Palmeiras)

Midfielders
Alan Patrick (Santos)
Lucas (São Paulo)
Oscar (Internacional)
Philippe Coutinho (Inter Milan)
Casemiro (São Paulo)
Fernando (Grêmio)
João Pedro (Palermo)
José Eduardo (Parma)

Forwards
Diego Mauricio (Flamengo)
Henrique (Vitória)
Lucas Gaúcho (São Paulo)
Neymar (Santos)
William (Grêmio Prudente)

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gordon  |  December 1, 2010 at 01:31

    Pulling out some big guns there. I’m surprised that Danilo made it. He never looked that impressive to me.

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  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  December 30, 2010 at 12:33

    the squad was whittled down to 22 as Alan (Vitória), João Pedro (Palermo) & Lucas Gaúcho (São Paulo) were dropped

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  • 3. pitacodogringo  |  January 3, 2011 at 12:29

    Philippe Coutinho now as Inter were worried about his fitness

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  • 4. amasai  |  January 16, 2011 at 19:24

    just wait to see what hapens at the u20 championship

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  • 5. palop  |  January 18, 2011 at 16:13

    hmm not many well-known names for me. (But yeah, I’m not brazilian)… By the by, where are Man United twins? And also, does anybody know what happened to that “wonderkid” Kerlon? U+Haven’t heard about him in ages! XD

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    • 6. pitacodogringo  |  January 19, 2011 at 12:24

      he’s had an injury plagued career going from Cruzeiro to Chievo, Inter Milan, Ajax, and back to Inter but has hardly kicked (or juggled) a ball in this period

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  • 7. Reggi  |  January 20, 2011 at 12:15

    I’m happy 4 Coutinho because they call him in the squad. He’s really need our help. He’s a future Kaka.

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  • 8. Ressuli  |  January 24, 2011 at 11:33

    If neymar transferred in Europe it will be the best player in the world

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  • 9. adamu mohammed  |  September 1, 2012 at 21:59

    the boys are good

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