Brazil announce squad for Canada, Venezuela, Paraguay and Argentina matches

May 15, 2008 at 16:33 8 comments


On Thursday, Brazil coach, Dunga, put out his squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Canada in Seattle on 31st May and Venezuela in Boston on the 6th June, and the World Cup qualifiers vs. Paraguay in Assunção and Argentina in Belo Horizonte on the 15th and 18th June.  

The name that stood out was that of forward Adriano (photo) who had not been called up since February 2007 when he appeared in the friendly against Portugal in London.

The on-loan Inter Milan player has recovered much of his form at São Paulo and was responsible for his side’s only goal vs. Fluminense on Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores.  

Due to their teams continued involvement in the South American competition, both Adriano and Santos’ Kléber will only join the squad for the World Cup qualifiers. Marcelo and Rafael Sóbis will fill in for the friendlies.

Doni and Elano are also back in the squad for the first time since 2007.

One noticeable absentee was Barcelona’s Ronaldinho Gaúcho who remains out of Dunga’s immediate plans.

The squad in full:

Keepers: Diego (Almeria, Spain), Doni (Roma, Italy), Júlio Cesar (Inter Milan)

Wingers: Daniel Alves (Seville, Spain), Kleber (Santos, Brazil), Maicon (Inter Milan, Italy) & Marcelo (Real Madrid, Spain)

Centrebacks: Alex (Chelsea, England), Luisão (Benfica, Portugal), Juan (Roma, Italy) & Lúcio (Bayern Munich, Germany)

Defensive midfielders: Mineiro (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Josué (Wolfsburg, Germany), Gilberto (Tottenham, England) & Gilberto Silva (Arsenal, England)

Midfield: Júlio Baptista (Real Madrid, Spain), Kaká (Milan, Italy), Anderson (Manchester United, England), Elano (Manchester City, England) & Diego (Werder Bremen, Germany)

Forwards: Robinho (Real Madrid, Spain), Luís Fabiano (Seville, Spain), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan, Italy), Rafael Sóbis (Betis, Spain) & Adriano (São Paulo, Brazil)

Squad updates 

Kaká to miss friendlies                

Thiago Silva and Henrique called up

Adriano to face Canada and Venezuela

Brazil’s hotels and training schedule in the USA

Probable line-up vs Canada

Kaká out, Hernanes in

Brazil vs Venezuela starting line-up: RAP pack given run out

Brazil vs Paraguay probable starting line-up


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  • 1. Cielo Solanno  |  May 17, 2008 at 08:33

    I recently got tickets for Brasil VS Venezuela in Boston, last year i went to see Brasil against Mexico also at Foxboro in Boston but we missed the oportunity to meet some players ( My son favorite is Danny Alves) so i would like to know whats Brasil Itineraries or which hotel are they staying i know last year they stayed at The Westin Waldham so hopefully this year we can take some pictures with them thanks and keep the good work.

  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  May 17, 2008 at 12:40

    I’ll see if i can find out. the info may not be released until nearer Brazil’s departure date but i’ll keep you posted, ok?

  • 3. Denis Leahy  |  May 25, 2008 at 00:37

    I live in Seattle – I would be surprised if Brazil stayed anywhere other than the Westin when they are in the . My son and I managed to meet with all the Celtic team who stayed there in 2003, and Bobby Charlton as a bonus autograph.

  • 4. Tore Hamming  |  June 4, 2008 at 10:38

    How do you get a ticket to Brazil – Argentina? I’m near Belo Horisonte at the time they play.

    Anyone knows?

    Please mail me at

  • 5. chris  |  June 4, 2008 at 12:39

    i am based in london but would love to watch the brazil qualifing matches, do you know who is televising them and how i can watch them?

  • 6. pitacodogringo  |  June 4, 2008 at 13:21

    i’ve been asked this question before but the only answer i’ve been able to come up with so far is to go to the estadio Mineirão and try to pick up a ticket there.

    but you could try this site: though it wasn’t working when i tried the link. and this one:

  • 7. pitacodogringo  |  June 4, 2008 at 13:33

    Hi Chris

    take a look at one of my previous posts first:

    also try this:

    and this:

    if you don’t mind watching in Italian, you could try this: and click on ‘Programmazione’ to find the games

  • 8. pitacodogringo  |  June 9, 2008 at 17:30

    tickets and places to buy them from for Brazil vs Argentina

    Ticket prices in reais (real)

    Cadeira inferior Lagoa: R$ 30,00
    Cadeira inferior Cidade – R$ 30,00
    Arquibancada superior Lagoa – R$ 50,00
    Arquibancada superior Cidade – R$ 50,00
    Cadeira superior central – R$ 200,00
    Cadeira especial – R$ 250,00
    Cadeira central inferior (torcida argentina) – R$ 100,00

    Where to buy:
    Sede do Atlético-MG: Av. Olegário Maciel,1.516 (Lourdes)
    Labareda : Av. Portugal, 4.020 (Jardim Atlântico)
    Ginásio do Cruzeiro : Ouro Preto, s/n (Barro Preto)
    Estádio Mineirão : Av. Antônio Abrahão Caram,1.001 (Pampulha)
    Estádio Independência : Av. Ismênia Tunes, s/n (Horto)

    Site Ingresso Fácil:


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