Brazil squad for Sweden match

March 11, 2008 at 17:00 Leave a comment

brasil-shield.pngBrazil have just announced their squad for the friendly against Sweden in London on March 26th. The match is part of Brazil’s build up to the Beijing Olympics.

 

Coach Dunga has called up only two new faces: Spanish club Almeria’s in-form keeper, Diego, and centreback Léo of Grêmio. Diego Alvés, 22, is a former Botafogo-SP, and Atlético Mineiro player who joined Almeiria in 2007. Deigo is nearing 800 minutes without conceding. This beat the previous record of 575 minutes set by Real Madrid’s Ilker Casillas. Léo (Leonardo Renan de Lacerda) 20, is a Grêmio youth product who has appeared in eleven games this season. Dunga said that Ronaldinho Gaúcho was left out because he still needs to get back to full fitness with Barcelona.

Probable starting line up vs Sweden 

See also: Henrique gets late call up

 

 

 

 

 

The squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Diego (Almeria) & Júlio Cesar (Inter Milan).

 

Wingers: Daniel Alves (Seville), Rafinha (Schalke), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Richarlyson (São Paulo).

 

Centrebacks: Alex (Chelsea), Juan (Roma), Lúcio (Bayern de Munich), Leo (Grêmio).

 

Defensive midfielders: Hernanes (São Paulo), Lucas (Liverpool), Josué (Wolfsburg), Gilberto Silva (Arsenal).

 

Creative midfielders: Thiago Neves (Fluminense), Júlio Baptista (Real Madrid), Kaká (AC Milan), Diego (Werder Bremen).

Forwards: Robinho (Real Madrid), Luís Fabiano (Seville), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Rafael Sóbis (Betis). 

Brazil won their first World Cup when they beat Sweden 5×2 in 1958. But Dunga has already said that Brazil will be taking this month’s match seriously and their will be no special celebrations when his side play the Europeans.

 

Also see: Werder’s Diego to join Real Madrid?

Brazil 1×0 Sweden 

 

 

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