Brazil announce squad for Ghana friendly 5th September 2011 – Ronaldinho Gaúcho gets recall

August 18, 2011 at 11:26 25 comments

Menezes and Brazil hoping for great things from Ronaldinho

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Brazil have called up 24 players for the international friendlies versus Ghana on September 5that Fulham’s Craven Cottage. Under pressure coach, Mano Menezes, has recalled Ronaldinho Gaúcho after an absence of nine months from the national team. The forward was in danger of missing Flamengo’s crucial league match against Corinthians on Septmeber 7th. But the Brazilian Football Confederation have already said that players involved in the Brazil game will be free to return and play for their clubs.
Also back are Real Maris leftback, Marcelo, Porto forward, Hulk, and Internacional striker, Leandro Damião. Santos (Porto owned) rightback/midfielder, Danilo, who’s currently with the Under-20s in Colombia, gets his first call up. Out go Fenerbahçe’s André Santos, Fred of Fluminense, and Chelsea’s Ramires.
Menezes is in need of a convincing win. In his first year in charge of Brazil, the coach has yet to beat a side that may challenge his team in the World Cup in 2014. The South Americans have lost to France, Argentina and Germany and have drawn with the Netherlands. Brazil also failed to perform in the Copa America in July going out to Paraguay on penalties in the quarter-finals.
Brazil squad in full
Goalkeepers: Julio César (Inter Milan), Fabio (Cruzeiro), Jefferson (Botafogo)
Wingbacks: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Danilo (Santos/Porto), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Adriano (Barcelona)
Centrebacks: Lúcio (Inter Milan), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dedé (Vasco)
Midfielders: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Ralf (Corinthians), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern  Munich) , Elias (Atlético Madrid), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Lucas Moura (São Paulo), Fernandinho (Shakhtar)
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Robinho (AC Milan), Neymar (Santos), Hulk (Porto), Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Flamengo), Leandro Damião (Inter)

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25 Comments Add your own

  • 1. amilcar lewis  |  August 18, 2011 at 12:31

    a better squad than the copa one methinks can platoon kaka and dinho from now on take ralf and put back ramires for his energy

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  • 2. Ralf  |  August 18, 2011 at 12:48

    Should’ve had in Maicon for Alves, Santos for Adriano, Nilmar for Damiáo, Ramires for Ralf and Douglas Costa for Gustavo or Elias!

    But a great squad anyway… So many great players to choose from!

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  • 3. Brazuca  |  August 18, 2011 at 15:06

    Vamos la Brazil!!!!!

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  • 4. Real Betting Masta (@BettingMasta)  |  August 18, 2011 at 21:51

    Good to see Marcelo in the squad now, his character will help the others like Robinho/Neymar/Ronaldinho to shine

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  • 5. byron777  |  August 19, 2011 at 16:17

    RONALDINHO10 IS BACK! It sure took long for Mano 2 realise he needs players like Marcelo,Hulk,etc. Now Kaká jst needs 2 find his A.C Milan form. Bt anyway,da squad looks fantastic. LETS GET READY 2 SAMBA!!!

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  • 6. arnold rapier  |  August 20, 2011 at 15:15

    since ronaldihnio is playing dribbling , scoring allthe way

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  • 7. sajid ch  |  August 21, 2011 at 12:56

    Every team has equal chances of winning the next European soccer championship. There are good teams and teams which are not so good. But… you don’t know how lucky they are. Anyway

    football

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  • 8. mizanur rahman  |  August 22, 2011 at 09:51

    ronaldinho comes back ,thats good

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  • 9. ahmed  |  August 23, 2011 at 10:39

    i am happy now coz of Adriano (Barcelona) Marcelo (Real Madrid) Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Flamengo) i am flamengo fan i seen him performing very well now a days R10 so i am happy he back in brazil squad and jadson should be in the team i know this that tiago naves is not scoring that much goal for mengo i am not only a mengo fan i am a brazil fan s most of time see my club matchs so i know these players more than other bring him back yes me have a problem of shooting balls too much i am talking about naves but help him to be came

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  • 10. ahmed  |  August 23, 2011 at 10:41

    but he works hard most of match that kind of player Brazil squad need

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  • 11. ahmed  |  August 23, 2011 at 10:47

    give break to Robinho (AC Milan) now try some other give chance to vanger love or Jorge Henrique these player are very hard working give them chance

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  • 12. tarek al ayed  |  August 23, 2011 at 12:52

    i veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy hapy ronaldinh othe best

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  • 13. ibrahim king zaria  |  August 24, 2011 at 12:40

    i have no doubt this team will make it,thanks to ronaldinho and marcelo’s back to selecao.Players should be given chance to prove themselves.

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  • 14. george kumi danquah  |  August 26, 2011 at 13:09

    brazil and ghana will be a nice game to watch.both love samba.

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  • 15. William  |  September 3, 2011 at 03:52

    Where is Kaka… What is the problem between Manazes and Kaka, that he has refused to call Kaka back to the national team since last years world cup in South Africa. Kaka is still one player that can make the difference in that midfield and iniates passes that can lead to goals. Kaka is more of a national team player than a clubside player. I see kak combining very well with the likes of Neymer, Robinho and the likes to make the difference because he is very creative. This present Brazil’s squad lacks a leader in that team right now, Kaka can fit in very well in this role.

    Also, this present Brazil squad has lost the flare of Brazillian soccer that we use to know and see. Brazillian foootball is drastically going down and something need to be done bring back the glory of Brazillian soccer. Brazil should invite the last under 20 winning team in Clombia to take their place in the national team. There are a lot of talented young players in that squad and these boys are hungry to make Brazil proud any day if given the opportunity. Also, there were some very good players in the under 20 squad that lost to Ghanna via penalty shoot out in the finals 2009. Where are those players today? Thank God for players like Neymer, young and talented, but he cannot do it alone, he also needs other hungry and talented players like him to bring back the glory of Brazillian’s soccer.

    I am a Nigerian and not a Brazillian. But I like Brazillian soccer more than any other soccer in the world. Brazil has produced a lot of stars that have always make me pround.Stars like Romario, Bebeto, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldingho, Kaka, Roberto Carlus, Dunga, Cafu, Lucio, Maicom and Robinho.

    I want Brazil to go back to the first position they have always been known for.

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  • 16. Abdul hanan (ghana)  |  September 3, 2011 at 15:11

    Menezes is very stupid kaka and anderson are better than all the midfilders he has invited. I no after this match he will be sacked cos ghana is going to hummilate brazil. Ghana 4 brazil 0

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  • 17. tata  |  September 3, 2011 at 19:58

    pelo menos tem Neymar e Ganso!!!!

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  • 18. Prak Chanreth  |  September 4, 2011 at 02:04

    It is great to see the king of the freertyle back to samba’s squad. Millions of people are looking forwad to seeing you Ronaldinho. We all hope you will do on your best to beat Ghana as Brazil did in world cup 2006. I am cambodian. I like Brazil the best. My favorite star is Kaka. Though Kaka is not this squad, I feel not regret. Because it was coach’s decision. I hope Kaka will be called as Ronaldinho.

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  • 19. Prak Chanreth  |  September 4, 2011 at 02:06

    It is great to see the king of the freertyle back to samba’s squad. Millions of people are looking forwad to seeing you Ronaldinho. We all hope you will do on your best to beat Ghana as Brazil did in world cup 2006. I am cambodian. I like Brazil the best. My favorite star is Kaka. Though Kaka is not this squad, I feel not regret. Because it was coach’s decision. I hope Kaka will be called as Ronaldinho. Brazil 4-Ghana 0

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  • 20. Jay paakwesi  |  September 4, 2011 at 04:42

    We dont care about all de big names. GHANA will beat Brazil 2.0 beware Brazil beware. Watch out for Gyan

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  • 21. mustaqim  |  September 4, 2011 at 17:11

    call anderson(manchester united)good player…

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  • 22. mustaqim  |  September 4, 2011 at 17:24

    brazil line up,
    squad team:
    goalkepper: julio cesar(inter milan),DONI(liverpool),Jefferson (Botafogo)

    Wingbacks :Daniel Alves (Barcelona),Marcelo (Real Madrid), Adriano (Barcelona),michel bastos(olimpique lyon)

    Centrebacks: ALEX(chelsea), lucio(inter milan), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dedé (Vasco)

    Midfielders: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Ralf (Corinthians), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern Munich) , Elias (Atlético Madrid), KAKA'(real madrid),ANDERSON(manchester united), Lucas Moura (São Paulo), Fernandinho (Shakhtar)

    Forwards: Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Robinho (AC Milan), Neymar (Santos), Hulk (Porto), Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Flamengo), Leandro Damião (Inter)

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  • 23. adnan from accra-ghana  |  September 4, 2011 at 19:30

    what a strong and better squad.i hope brazil are going to dominate.i am dispointed not seeing anderson in the squad.anderson is on his top form but ghana is winning because is a winning team.

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  • 24. m.haji  |  September 6, 2011 at 16:25

    ronaldinho is still de best player

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  • 25. Lucilo  |  September 21, 2011 at 21:28

    I think that Ronaldinho10 today is very important to Brazil’s team because he has a lot of experience of what do and what don’t do in the life. He will pass a lot of experience to the more young people in Brazil’s team like Neymar and Lucas and It is very important that Neymar and Lucas enjoy this moment because I think that in 2014 Ronaldinho will not play in the world cup. He will do like Beckham did with the English team in 2010 (South Africa’s world cup). I think that he can be used in London-2012 if he continues playing like now. He was a fantastic player, but now he isn’t the same. He is 31 years and all that he could do he did. I don’t believe more that he will play like before, however I wish him good lucky. I think that the best of Brazil now is:

    Goalkeeper: Julio César (Inter Milan)
    Wingbacks: Daniel Alves (Barcelona) and Marcelo (Real M.)
    Centre backs: Thiago Silva (A.C. Milan) and David Luiz (Chelsea)
    Midfielders: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) and Ramires (Chelsea) or Hernanes (Lazio)
    Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos)
    Forwards: Leandro Damião (Inter- RS), Neymar (Santos) and Robinho (Ac Milan)

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