Brazil announce squad for Ecuador and Peru games: Kaká and Ronaldinho Gaúcho return
AC Milan stars Kaká and Ronaldinho Gaúcho are back in Dunga’s squad for their Word Cup qualifying games vs Ecuador on March 29th and Peru on April 1st.
Kaká returns after recovering from a foot injury while Ronaldinho had problems with an Achilles’ heel.
However, there’s no place for Juventus’ forward Amauri who was called up for the recent friendly against Italy but was not released by the Turin giants.
São Paulo centreback, Miranda, was called up to replace Roma’s Juan who picked up an injury in the champions league. But Miranda’s teammate, Hernanes, has been ignored.
Leftback, Kleber, was also brought in. That should please Internacional fans as the game against Peru will be held in the Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre. Brazil’s match vs Ecuador is in Quito.
When quizzed about a possible return for Ronaldo, Dunga said it was way too early for the Corinthians frontman but didn’t rule anything out in the future.
“Like all Brazilians, I’m wishing Ronaldo well…. I’m happy that he’s back and scoring goals. This is what he’s best at,” the coach said.
Brazil’s squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Doni (Roma)
Wing backs: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Kleber (Internacional)
Centrebacks: Lúcio (Bayern Munich), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Miranda (São Paulo), Luisão (Benfica)
Midfielders: Elano (Manchester City), Julio Baptista (Roma), Kaka (AC Milan), Ronaldinho (AC Milan), Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josué (Wolfsburg), Felipe Melo (Fiorentina), Anderson (Manchester United)
Forwards: Luís Fabiano (Seville), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Robinho (Manchester City), Adriano (Inter Milan)
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