Brazil squad vs Uruguay and Paraguay and for the Confederations Cup 2009

May 21, 2009 at 15:49 9 comments

Nilmar, Victor, André Santos and Ramires

Nilmar, Victor, André Santos and Ramires

Dunga has announced the 23 players that will face Uruguay and Paraguay in the World Cup on 6th and 10th June respectively, and for Confederations Cup in South Africa from 14th to 18th June.

The squad includes Internacional’s in-form font man, Nilmar; Corinthian leftback, André Santos; Grêmio’s keeper, Victor; and Cruzeiro’s Ramires (who is expected to join Benfica soon)*.

AC Milan men, Ronaldinho Gaúcho and Thiago Silva, have been dropped. Roma goalkeeper, Doni, is injured.

Goalkeepers: Júlio César (Inter Milan) e Gomes (Tottenham), Victor (Grêmio)

Wingbacks: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Kléber (Internacional), André Santos (Corinthians)
Centrabacks: Lúcio (Bayern Munich), Juan (Roma) Alex (Chelsea), Luisão (Benfica)
Defensive midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josué (Wolfsburg), Felipe Melo (Fiorentina), Anderson (Manchester United)
Midfield: Kaká (AC Milan), Ramires (Cruzeiro), Julio Baptista (Roma), Elano (Manchester City)
Forwards: Robinho (Manchester City), Luís Fabiano (Seville), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Nimar (Internacional)

* it’s now official. Ramires has joined Benfica for 7.5 million euros – once again Cruzeiro sell an important player just as the Campeonato Brasileiro gets going

If you can’t see Brazil on Tv where you live, you can see the games here on Omnisport

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Colorado Matt  |  May 21, 2009 at 18:20

    Great to see Nilmar get Selecao recognition once again but from the club’s perspective it’s bad news losing both him and Kleber.

    During the time their away Inter are away to both Cruzeiro and Flamengo in the Brasileirao and have home legs against LDU Quito (Recopa) and first leg of the Copa do Brasil semi final against Coritiba.

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  • 2. jzlim11  |  May 21, 2009 at 23:14

    No Diego!? He is playing so well for Werder Bremen this season. Fabio Aurelio of Liverpool!? David Luiz of Benfica(In my opinion he is better than Luisao)!? No players from UEFA champion Shakhtar Donetsk!? It’s great to see more home based brazilian league players get the call up.

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  • 3. garlic  |  May 22, 2009 at 13:08

    Why Julio Baptista seems to be an ever present selection to Dunga’s team. I’ve never seen him playing well. Yes, he has a powerful shot, but very seldom the target is OK.

    He has also very non-Brazilian skills in his “dribblings”. Always loses the control and the ball. Diego is miles ahead of him.

    During Dunga’s era the Selecao has been kind of a “slow”, especially in offence. Pato has got the pace, but what’s wrong with him, because he usually isn’t getting rid of his markers

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  • 4. Martin  |  May 24, 2009 at 13:05

    garlic, did you see the 2007 Copa America Final? If you did then you would not write that Julio Baptista never plays well for Brazil! yet I agree with you that Julio Baptista has a touch of stone!

    I am a huge Diego fan, been one ever since his days with Santos but for some reason he never plays well for Brazil. I think it came down to either Julio Baptista or Diego and with Julio Baptista’s versatility plus size and power, Dunga opted for him. Still you would think Diego after his great season could find his way onto this team even with his past failures with the selecao.

    I too am happy to see Brazilian league players included here and all named are in my opinion deserving. I am curious to see what Ramires can do in the national team shirt.

    pitacodogringo, is there any debate in Brazil about bringing Grafite inot the national team? I know he is not a spring chicken but his current form with Wolfsburg has been great and he is not simply a penalty area poacher. Look at how many goals he set up for his strike partner Edin Dzeko.

    Daniel Alves injured himself in training with Barcelona and may not make it for these games. Any possible replacemnts?

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    • 5. pitacodogringo  |  May 24, 2009 at 21:39

      as far as i’m aware, there’s been no clamour for Grafite here in Brazil. i covered lots of his games when he was at São Paulo. Grafite was ok but nothing special. i haven’t seen him play in Germany so i can’t really comment on his form now.

      i think Dunga already knew about the injury to Alves but still picked him. Dunga did the same with Anderson the last time he brought the squad together and the midfielder eventually dropped out.

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  • 6. Amira Abdella  |  May 25, 2009 at 14:12

    No Diego that is really annoying! I think this Brazilian team will be an insult. since Dunga came the team has been playing such a boring game. I do not Know there are many players like Ramires which I don’t like becuase they are too physical and Louisao. I wish them all the best! I am from Ethiopia and I love the team and the countery as well Viva Brazil!

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  • 7. adrion  |  May 31, 2009 at 14:11

    i think dunga is not the right coach for brazil,u leavin out ronaldinho as long as he is fit should always play for brazil

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  • 8. orlando santos  |  June 4, 2009 at 11:28

    i think dunga need,s to give ronaldo an other chance,at least put him on pitch for 20 mins,he can still score goals,and better than louis fabiano.Also i think adriano needs an other chance he is great with his head and knows how to dribble a ball.And ronaldinho need’s to be on the pitch for the whole 90 min!he still can cause damage with those passes.

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  • 9. garlic  |  June 4, 2009 at 15:32

    Adriano should not be selected to Brazil’s team. He has been awful since 2005. In WC 2006 he was the main reason for Brazil’s failure: couldn’t dribble, couldn’t hold the ball, couldn’t run, couldn’t score.

    His mental strength seems not to improve, he has done very litttle to get applauds at Inter. Old merits should not count when world greatest national team is selected!

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