Brazil squad versus Argentina 14 September 2011 Copa Roca
Brazil have announced the squad that will face Argentina in Cordoba on 14th September for the ‘Superclássico das Américas’. Mano Menezes has called up Brazil based players for the first of two games versus the archrival. In come nine new caps: Rafael (Santos), Mario Fernandes (Grêmio), Bruno Cortês (Botafogo), Rhodolfo (São Paulo), Casemiro (São Paulo), Paulinho (Corinthians), Rômulo (Vasco), Cícero (São Paulo), Oscar (Internacional) and Renato Abreu (Flamengo).
Ronaldinho Gaúcho keeps his place but missing is Santos’ Paulo Henrique Ganso who picked up a thigh injury in the international friendly versus Ghana.
Brazil will play the second match versus Argentina in Belém on 28th September.
The Brazil squad in full
Goalkeepers: Fábio (Cruzeiro) injured – replaced by Victor (Grêmio), Rafael (Santos), Jefferson (Botafogo)
Wingbacks: Danilo (Santos), Mario Fernandes (Grêmio), Bruno Cortês (Botafogo),
Centrebacks: Dedé (Vasco), Réver (Atlético-MG), Rhodolfo (São Paulo), Henrique (Palmeiras)
Defensive midfielders: Casemiro (São Paulo), Paulinho (Corinthians), Ralf (Corinthians), Rômulo (Vasco)
Creative midfielders: Cícero (São Paulo), Lucas (São Paulo), Oscar (Internacional), Renato Abreu (Flamengo), Thiago Neves (Flamengo)
Forwards: Fred (Fluminense), Leandro Damião (Internacional), Neymar (Santos)
Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Flamengo)