Brazil announce squad to face Holland and Romania June 2011 – Ronaldo gets his farewell game
Mano Menezes has called up 28 players for the friendly internationals versus the Netherlands on June 4th and Romania 3 days later.
The Brazilians will take on Romania in the estádio Pacaembu in São Paulo. The Netherlands match will be in the city of Goiânia and the estádio Serra Dourada.
The squad includes the Premier League’s David Luiz (Chelsea), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Ramires (Chelsea), Sandro Ranieri (Tottenham), Henrique and Anderson (Manchester United). Fluminense’s midfielder Thiago Neves and forward Fred get call ups and Cruzeiro’s in-form keeper, Fábio is also in. AC Milan’s Robinho makes a return.
Mano Menezes said that he will whittle the squad down to 22 shortly before Brazil head off to Argentina. The coach also stated that apart from the possibility of bringing in Paulo Henrique Ganso (who is recovering from injury), there will be no new players in the squad. That means no place for the likes of Kaká, Hulk and Hernanes.
Ronaldo is expected to get a run out in the first-half in the game against Romania. The former Brazil great will get his chance to say his goodbyes but is unlikely to play for more than a few minutes.
The friendlies are part of Brazil’s build up for the Copa America that kicks off in July in Argentina.
Brazil squad in full:
Keepers: Julio César (Inter Milan), Jefferson (Botafogo), Victor (Grêmio), Fábio (Cruzeiro)
Wing backs: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (Inter Milan), André Santos (Fenerbahçe), Adriano (Barcelona)
Central defenders: Lúcio (Inter Milan), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), David Luiz (Chelsea), Luisão (Benfica), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Ramires (Chelsea), Sandro Ranieri (Tottenham), Henrique (Cruzeiro), Anderson (Manchester United), Elano (Santos), Elias (Atlético Madrid), Lucas Moura (São Paulo), Thiago Neves (Flamengo), Jadson (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Forwards: Robinho (AC Milan), Neymar (Santos), Alexandre Pato (Milan), Nilmar (Villarreal), Leandro Damião (Internacional), Fred (Fluminense)
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