Brazil x Romania 7 June 2011: probable starting line-ups for Ronaldo farewell match

June 6, 2011 at 19:00 3 comments

Ronaldo sends final instructions to his pie maker

Mano Menezes will have a final chance to see his squad in action when Brazil take on Romania on Tuesday evening. The match is Brazil’s last outing before the Copa America in Argentina, which takes place from 1st to 24th July. The coach is expected to make several changes following Brazil’s dreary 0-0 draw with the Netherlands at the weekend. Victor, Maicon, David Luiz, Sandro Ranieri, Henrique and Elias have been pencilled in to start. They replace Julio César, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva and Ramires. The Romania tie will be the end of the line for some of the players as after the game, Menezes will cut his 28 man squad down to 22.

Tuesday night will also be the official ‘goodbye’ to Ronaldo. The Phenomenon will get a 15 minute run out which will draw to a close an international career that began in 1994. In all, the 34-year-old played 104 times for Brazil scoring 67 goals, the last of which came against France in the 2006 World Cup.

Brazil: Victor, Maicon, Lúcio, David Luiz, André Santos, Sandro, Henrique, Elias; Robinho, Neymar, Fred
Coach: Mano Menezes
Romania (probable): Tatarusanu, Mujdza, Spahic, Papp, Bourceanu, Sanmartean, Surdu, Torje, Zicu, Marica, Tanase
Coach: Stephen Jovan
Officials: Sérgio Pezzotta (Argentina), Hernan Maidana (Argentina), Arie Busto (Argentina)
Venue: Pacaembu, São Paulo
Kick off: 21:50 Brasilia, 01:50 London

See the Brazil squad in full here

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jzlim11  |  June 7, 2011 at 01:55

    Still Andre Santos!? I think no matter how bad performance Andre Santos is. He still Mano’s 1st choice.

  • 2. robert  |  June 7, 2011 at 11:09

    mano dont know his midfeild yet and not calling players like hulk henanes marcelo and ronaldinho means he has no playmaker yet he needs to correct that if he wants to improve brazils team.

  • 3. byron777  |  June 7, 2011 at 14:37

    No Ronaldinho,Hulk,Kaká,Marcelo. These are players wit flair nd an attacking mindset,which is also wat Brazil hav been all about all these years. This is da ideal squad: Julio Cesar(GK),Dani Alves(RB),Luico/David Luis(CB),Thiago Silva(CB),Marcelo/Michel Bastos(LB),Kaká(LM),Ganso/Ramires(CM),Ronaldinho(CF),Elano/Hulk(RM),Robinho/Luis Fabiano(ST),Pato/Neymar(ST). Wen is Mano going to realise this?


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