Brazil squad for Estonia friendly August 2009

July 28, 2009 at 18:37 8 comments

Diego Tardelli

Diego Tardelli

Brazil probable line-up vs Estonia here

Coach Dunga has called up 22 players for the international friendly vs Estonia in Tallinn on 12th August.

Once again, Ronaldinho Gaúcho has failed to make the cut. Also out are AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato, Internacional’s left-back Kléber and Grêmio keeper Vítor.

The list includes a surprise call-up for Atlético Mineiro striker, Diego Tardelli, who has put away 8 goals in the Campeonato Brasileiro.

The squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Júlio César (Inter Milan), Gomes (Tottenham)

Wingbacks: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid), André Santos (Fernerbahçe)

Centrebacks: Luisão (Benfica), Miranda (São Paulo), Lúcio (Inter Milan), Juan (Roma)

Midfielders: Josué (Wolfsburg), Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Kléberson (Flamengo) Elano (Galatasaray), Ramires (Benfica), Júlio Baptista (Roma), Kaká (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Diego Tardelli (Atlético MG), Robinho (Manchester City), Luís Fabiano (Seville), Nilmar (Villarreal)

Squad updates

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jzlim11  |  July 28, 2009 at 23:00

    Still no Alex of Chelsea!!!!!???? Still no replacement for Gilberto Silva!!!!!!???? Wake up Dunga!!!!!!

  • 2. Martin  |  July 29, 2009 at 03:12

    I like Jon’s typo of coach Dung! lol

    I am surprised to see Diego Tardelli’s name on the list as I still remember him from his unsuccessful days with Sao Paulo and Betis but I like how Dunga recently has been bringing in some home based players on to the squad. Why not give a chance to the guy who has been the top scorer for the league’s first place team?

    • 3. pitacodogringo  |  July 30, 2009 at 13:30

      Martin i’ve been having some technical problems when writing on-line haha typo now corrected
      Tardelli’s on a good run – something like 25 goals in all comps all year – though Keirrison’s record is about the same

  • 4. Colorado Matt  |  July 29, 2009 at 10:41

    Kleber isn’t the best left back at Internacional let alone the Selecao!!

  • 5. Chris  |  July 29, 2009 at 18:16

    And I remember Diego Tardelli from his less than successful time at Flamengo. Watch out though Martin – by your criteria Dunga would have to call up Obina!

    As for Kleber, the guy plays like he`s been taking Mogadon.

  • 6. queraimo  |  August 10, 2009 at 18:24

    Currently Elano is playing for Galatasaray, not Manchester City.

  • 7. pitacodogringo  |  August 10, 2009 at 21:38

    that’s true. but he was transferred two days after the article was posted – Elano’s details now updated

  • 8. manish  |  November 4, 2009 at 02:53

    why not ronaldinho


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