Brazil announce squad for Italy friendly

January 26, 2009 at 16:19 5 comments

Felipe Melo

Felipe Melo

Dunga has called up 22 players for the meeting with Italy on 10th February in Arsenal’s Emirate’s stadium.

With the season in Brazil only a week old, the coach has opted to use players based in Europe.

Ronaldinho Gaúcho is back in the squad but the big surprise is the inclusion of Fiorentina midfielder, Felipe Melo. The 25-year-old has had a good season for the Italian side but was said to have been surprised by the call up. Melo played for Flamengo , Cruzeiro and Grêmio in Brazil and has turned out for Mallorca, Racing Santander and Almeria in Spain. The other surprise is Seville’s, Adriano Correia. The last time the leftback was in a Dunga squad was November 2006. The 24-year-old came to light at Coritiba.  

There was, however, no place for Juventus forward, Amauri, who is eligible to play for either Brazil or Italy.

The two countries have met 12 times and have picked up five wins each.  

The squad in full 

Julio Cesar (Inter Milan)
Doni (Roma)
Wing backs
Maicon (Inter Milan)
Daniel Alves (Barcelona)
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Adriano Correia (Seville)
Lúcio (Bayern Munich)
Juan (Roma)
Thiago Silva (AC Milan)
Luisão (Benfica)
Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos)
Josué (Wolfsburg)
Anderson (Manchester United)
Felipe Melo (Fiorentina)
Elano (Manchester City)
Júlio Baptista (Roma)
Kaká (AC Milan)
Ronaldinho (AC Milan)
Robinho (Manchester City)
Alexandre Pato (AC Milan)
Luís Fabiano (Seville)
Adriano (Inter Milan)

Squad updates

Amauri in for Luís Fabiano

Anderson out

Kaká doubtful

Probable starting line-up vs Italy



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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Djar  |  January 26, 2009 at 18:05

    Very good squad:) Is also Adriano;) He has now good form.

  • 2. Kasad  |  February 7, 2009 at 08:32

    Brazil will beat italy 2-1. And Brazil will be the best in the world in 2010

  • 3. pratyush  |  February 10, 2009 at 13:32

    brazil will trash italy bad
    only if ronaldiniho is playing

    • 4. aman  |  June 4, 2009 at 16:45

      yes ronaldinho will score minimum 2 goals

  • 5. shahid  |  September 10, 2009 at 12:55

    what why is anderson out
    give him sum experince


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