Brazil squad vs Argentina and Chile September 2009 – Flamengo’s Adriano and Liverpool’s Lucas get recall – Tottenham’s Gomes is out

August 20, 2009 at 18:27 17 comments

Adriano: They call me mellow yellow

Adriano: They call me mellow yellow

Brazil x Chile: probable starting line-ups here

Brazil x Argentina: probable starting line-ups here

Dunga has called up 22 players for the World Cup qualifying clashes against Argentina in Rosario on September 5th and Chile in Salvador four days later.  

Flamengo forward, Adriano, is the name that stands out. The player is one of the top scorers in the Campeonato Brasileiro with ten goals to his name. The Emperor last made the squad in April against Ecuador and Peru but didn’t play. Atlético Mineiro’s, Diego Tardelli, is the forward who made way.

Liverpool midfielder, Lucas, is in for the injured Kléberson. The player’s last game for Brazil was 11 months ago against Bolivia in Rio de Janeiro. “I’ve always worked with the objective of returning to play for Brazil but only those who I live with know how happy I am because of this. I want to thank everyone who backed my return [to Brazil] and I think this all happened because of the good spell I’m having at Liverpool. I had a great pre-season and I am accomplishing my main goal, which was to play in the team more regularly” said Lucas.

Grêmio’s in-form keeper, Victor, takes the place of Tottenham’s Gomes who picked up an injury vs Hull this week.

The squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Júlio César (Inter Milan), Victor (Grêmio)

Wingbacks: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Filipe (La Coruña), André Santos (Fernerbahçe)

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

Defensive midfielder: Josué (Wolfsburg), Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Lucas (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Elano (Galatasaray), Ramires (Benfica), Júlio Baptista (Roma), Kaká (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Nilmar (Villa Real), Robinho (Manchester City), Luís Fabiano (Seville), Adriano (Flamengo)

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sexton Blake  |  August 21, 2009 at 08:01

    Lucas? Someone at the brazil fa needs to get Dunga a Sky subscription.

    There was a very good (if somewhat self-serving) David James column where he said that anyone who bursts into the public eye as a ‘wonderkid’ will be given chance after chance, regardless of whether or not they perform on the pitch.

  • 2. RedSam  |  August 21, 2009 at 09:18

    Not a Man Utd fan, then.

    Where’s Anderson?

  • 3. Daniel  |  August 21, 2009 at 21:08

    Funny thing is Lucas has been called up to replace Kleberson!! So brazil dont have any strong holding midfielders then so whats happend to Hernanes? And does anyone know why thiago motta of inter milan has never been called up especially in all of last season.
    what about Fernando of bordeaux who won the french league.
    Lucas was a bit part player for liverpool come on Dunga.

  • 4. Bruno Romani  |  August 21, 2009 at 21:44

    Maybe Hernanes should be replacing Lucas, but I’m scared about the amount of mediocre names thrown here. Thiago Motta? Fernando? Anderson?

    I’m actually glad that the last 2 dudes had their chances and blew up big time. Hopefully, we will never see Anderson showcasing his big ego and microscopic football with the yellow jersey.

    And Motta belongs to that category “unable to show football in Brazil, but an idol overseas”. People like this should not even be close to the yellow jersey.

  • 5. Daniel Powell  |  August 22, 2009 at 08:32

    So you can justify a has been of 2002 in Kleberson holding a place in the squad? Im all for home based brazilians making the team but seriously Kleberson.Fact is if everyone picked there 22 for the squad how many would be from the brailiero.

  • 6. Bruno Romani  |  August 22, 2009 at 21:57

    Calling Kleberson is arguable and I’m not a fan of his, but he has been this year one of the main names for Flamengo – playing well most of the time. Besides that, he is a World Champion and I’m pretty sure this is a plus in the eyes of the coach.

  • 7. jzlim11  |  August 24, 2009 at 01:28

    Come on!!! Dunga!!!! Why Lucas!!!???? Are you blind?? Why not Thiago Motta!? Hernanes!? Fernando!? Luisao is way too slow for Messi or Tevez. I think Thiago Silva of AC Milan will be the better option.

  • 8. Martin  |  August 24, 2009 at 12:54

    It is Nilmar not Diego Tardelli who is on the roster (the article lists Diego Tardelli as being omitted but he is then erroneously listed instead of Nilmar.)

    What is surprising to me is why Alexandre Pato was left off.

    • 9. pitacodogringo  |  August 24, 2009 at 16:36

      well spotted Martin – now corrected – it’s the last time i copy the team from Gazetta Esportiva haha maybe Pato’s missing because Dunga favours a slightly more muscular approach up front?

  • 10. pitacodogringo  |  August 26, 2009 at 21:09

    Dunga/CBF have said they’re trying to get a Europe-based player to come in for the injured Josué. Does that mean Anderson will be back? we should find out some time tomorrow (Thursday)

  • 11. humbertinho  |  September 1, 2009 at 16:13

    wheres ronaldinho lol

  • 12. Supto  |  September 2, 2009 at 04:31

    Everybody know, Ronaldinho is not in form now a days!! But why Diego is out of the squad?

  • 13. olivetti  |  September 3, 2009 at 11:42

    I am a liverpool fan , Dunga gota to be joking right ,
    Lucas is going to give away so may freekicks and seriously one of the worst brazilians to come out from there ,
    as a Brazilian supporter , this is big mistake , he cant tacle , shoot , or pass , or dribble , his just as good as an englishmen

  • 14. sattar baloch  |  September 4, 2009 at 05:25

    i m the fane of brazil .wheres the diago?why he is not select for the home team?the selection of adriano also a question mark.??????????

  • 15. Andre  |  September 5, 2009 at 03:29

    why is graffite never called up… after all he was the player of the year in germany

  • 16. ten  |  September 6, 2009 at 04:34

    why ronaldhino not calling? i am watchnig game for ronaldhino, he is the best, then kaka, dunga is not good coach,

  • 17. Alexander Adukpo  |  September 6, 2009 at 11:41

    u are bone to win


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