Brazil announce squad for Beijing Olympics

July 7, 2008 at 19:02 3 comments

(updated 23 July) 18 players have been called up by coach Dunga for the upcoming Olympic games in Beijing.

The squad now includes two over 23 year-olds; Ronaldinho Gaúcho, and Thiago Silva (Real Madrid’s Robinho withdrew 21 July).

The list is provisional and Dunga can make changes up to 23rd July.

Brazil’s first game is against Belgium on 7th August.

They then take on New Zealand on the 10th and host nation China on the 13th.

Goalkeepers: Diego Alves (Almeria), Renan (Internacional)
Wingbacks: Ilsinho (Shakhtar Donetsk), Rafinha (Schalke 04)*, Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Centrebacks: Alex Silva (São Paulo), Breno (Bayern Munich), Thiago Silva (Fluminense)
Midfielders: Anderson (Manchester United), Diego (Werder Bremen)*, Hernanes (São Paulo), Lucas (Liverpool), Ronaldinho Gaúcho (AC Milan), Thiago Neves (Fluminense), Ramires (Cruzeiro)
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (Milan), Jô (Manchester City), Rafael Sóbis (Real Betis)

* both clubs are against their players taking part and may take legal action to stop them.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jdkbrown  |  July 7, 2008 at 21:17

    So what do you think of the squad, Jon?

  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  July 8, 2008 at 19:02

    Hi jdkbrown

    i think i’ll reserve my comments until it has been finalised. already, Barcelona are saying that they are not going to release Ronaldinho. so, i think they’ll be a few more changes before the 23rd.

  • 3. jdkbrown  |  July 9, 2008 at 13:11

    I’ll look forward to it. It’ll be interesting to see how the tournament goes. The Italian U-23’s have been great recently, and the Argentinian squad looks better than most international A squads.


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