Brazil announce squad for Portugal friendly

November 3, 2008 at 17:16 2 comments

Miranda gets the call

Miranda gets the call

Dunga has picked 22 players for the friendly international against Portugal on November 19th 2008 in the newly built Estádio Walmir Campelo Bezerra in Brasilia.

Inter Milan’s Adriano remains in the squad bit there’s still no place for Ronaldinho Gaúcho. São Paulo centreback, Miranda, finally gets some recognition for the sterling work he’s produced over the past two seasons.

The squad in full: 

Goalkeepers: Julio César (Inter Milan), Doni (Roma)

Wing backs: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Kleber (Santos), Marcelo (Real Madrid)

Centrebacks: Lúcio (Bayern Munich), Miranda (São Paulo), Thiago Silva (Fluminense), Luisão (Benfica)

Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Elano (Manchester City), Anderson (Manchester United), Josué (Wolfsburg), Kaká (AC Milan), Diego (Werder Bremen),

Mancini (Inter Milan), Alex (Internacional)
Forwards: Robinho (Manchester City), Luís Fabiano (Seville), Alexandre Pato

(AC Milan), Adriano (Inter Milan)

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  • 1. jzlim11  |  November 4, 2008 at 00:12

    Alex, Chelsea?? Sidnei, Benfica?? Renato Augusto and Herique Bayer Leverkusen?? Still no players from Palmeiras and Gremio?? Why Adriano? He still not back to his peak and he is such a clubber with Ronaldinho. Why Pato?? I believe there are lots a young strikers in Brazil who play better than him right now. Keirrison?? Guilherme?? This friendly should give more opportunity for younger players not aging players like Gilberto Silva, Lucio and Maicon. What will be their ages when 2010 world cup!?

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  • 2. Cenk Yavuz  |  November 5, 2008 at 04:19

    Dunga is about to lose the confidence of Brazil supporters all around the world. Just look at the squad he has selected. In Turkey we have similar issues with Fatih Terim. What do those coaches try to prove? This your national squad, but your top class national players are missing. I am looking for a Gremio player in this list. I wonder what happenned to youngand promising players like Anderson Pico and Jonathan. Is Mancini’s performance enough to be selected. Adriano? Are you kidding me! Dunga plays with fire.

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