Brazil announce squad for Bolivia and Venezuela games October 2009

September 24, 2009 at 16:10 10 comments

Naldo and Alex

Naldo and Alex

Probable starting line-up vs Boliva here

Dunga has called up 24 players for Brazil’s final World Cup qualifying matches against Bolivia in La Paz on October 11th and Venezuela in Campo Grande three days later.
Brazil are leaders with 33 points and have already qualified for the finals in South Africa next year. With this in mind, Dunga was expected to bring in some fresh faces for the remaining two games. However, the coach has stuck with the basic squad that has served him in recent matches. Though there are a couple of changes: Naldo (Werder Bremen) and Alex (Spartak Moscow) have been given chances. In midfield, Palmeiras’ in-form player, Diego Souza, has been given another chance but teammate Cleiton Xavier has been dropped. Up front, Diego Tardelli, Adriano and Nilmar keep their places but there’s still no room for Alexandre Pato.

The South Americans also have two friendlies lined up for later this year. They’ll play England on November 14th in the Khalifa International stadium in Qatar’s capital, Doha and have pencilled in a match four days later but the opposition has not yet been confirmed.

Brazil squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Victor (Grêmio)

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

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

Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josué (Wolfsburg), Lucas (Liverpool),  
Kaká (Real Madrid), Ramires (Benfica), Elano (Galatasaray), Sandro (Internacional), Alex (Spartak Moscow), Diego Souza (Palmeiras)

Forwards: Nilmar (Villarreal), Adriano (Flamengo), Luis Fabiano (Seville), Diego Tardelli (Atlético MG)

update: Helton called up


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. CJB  |  September 24, 2009 at 16:39

    Even though Dunga hasn’t brought in many new faces, I would really like to see Victor be given a shot in goal for one match (I’m a Gremista).

  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  September 24, 2009 at 18:33

    Fala CJB
    i’ve written quite a bit on Douglas Costa (now with Brazil’s U20s in Egypt) and as you’re a Grêmista, i’d be interested to hear your opinion on him

  • 3. Martin  |  September 28, 2009 at 02:56

    I am a little baffled by Naldo’s inclusion in this team. And you have to say Alex’s call up is a surprise. Still no Diego but you would think if he keeps playing as he is with Juventus, he’ll get more chances post qualifying. I know he has not been too effective in the past with Brazil but right now he is in great form and in my opinion is a betetr player than either Alex or Diego Souza.

    I am a Cleiton Xavier fan and was hoping he’d get another call but with Elano and Ramires there is not much room for two way midfielders.

  • 4. rufai amin  |  October 2, 2009 at 18:32

    Why is Ronaldinho not inclded.

  • 5. reerer  |  October 9, 2009 at 05:37

    dung is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    where is diego ?????????????????????????????????

  • 6. cool  |  October 10, 2009 at 19:43

    Where is Anderson from Man Utd?!?!?!?!!?

  • 7. Goi  |  October 10, 2009 at 23:48

    As a Brazilian i want win the match ,if Dunga want try new guys do in friendly games not in a competition

  • 8. joseph  |  October 11, 2009 at 12:44

    where is Diego, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Pato!!


  • 9. desire  |  October 12, 2009 at 05:47

    i would like to see the world best player “modimo wa bola” Ronaldinho in the south african world cup come next year.

  • 10. hasan  |  October 28, 2009 at 11:11

    I dont know what to say i just feel the brazil squad have changed greatly im a brazil fan i just love to watch them runnig with the ball and playing in a freestyle fashion in fact i enjoyed watching them however now its true that they are winning matches but i feel as if im watching another squad and not the brazilian squad.
    i was hoping ronaldinho would be included but looks like dunga dont want him 😦


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