Brazil provisional squad for London Olympics 2012

March 14, 2012 at 14:10 27 comments

Mano Menezes announces final 18 man Olympic squad here

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Brazil coach Mano Menezes has made the unusual move of announcing a list of 52 players that may figure in the London Olympics later this year. The mens football event will run from 25th July to 11th August. The list includes Manchester United’s Rafael, David Luiz (Chelsea), and Tottenhams Sandro Ranieri and Bruno Uvini.
36 of the players fit the under-23 criteria for the games but remarkably 16 others fall into the ‘overage` category of which only three can be called up. The over 23 section includes: Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Flamengo), Diego Alves (Valencia), Jefferson (Botafogo), Julio César (Inter Milan), Adriano (Barcelona), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dedé (Vasco), Luisão (Benfica), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Elias (Sporting), Fernandinho (Shakhtar), Hernanes (Lazio), Hulk (Porto) and Jonas (Valencia).
Real Madrid’s Kaká and AC Milan’s Robinho, are the big names that have missed out.
On June 8th, Menezes will chop the 52 to down to 35. The final cut of 18 players will be made on July 6th.
Also see Brazil’s schedule in Group C in the Olympics 
Brazil’s squad in full: (overage player in bold)
GoalkeepersDiego Alves (Valencia), Gabriel (Cruzeiro), Jefferson (Botafogo), Julio César (Inter Milan), Neto (Fiorentina), Rafael Cabral (Santos), Renan Ribeiro (Atlético-MG).
WingbacksAdriano (Barcelona), Alex Sandro (Porto), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Danilo (Porto), Fágner (Vasco), Gabriel Silva (Novara), Galhardo (Flamengo), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Rafael (Manchester United)
Centrebacks: Bruno Uvini (Tottenham), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dedé (Vasco), Juan (Inter Milan), Lucas Mendes (Coritiba), Luisão (Benfica), Marquinhos (Corinthians), Romário (Internacional), Thiago Silva (Milan)
Defensive midfielders: Allan (Vasco), Casemiro (São Paulo), Elias (Sporting), Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk), Fernando (Grêmio), Rômulo (Vasco), Sandro Ranieri (Tottenham).
Creative midfielders: Bernard (Atlético-MG), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk), Dudu (Dynamo Kiev), Elkeson (Botafogo), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Giuliano (Dnipro), Hernanes (Lazio), Lucas Moura (São Paulo), Oscar (Internacional), Philippe Coutinho (Espanyol)
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (Milan), André Ribeiro (Atlético-MG), Henrique (Granada), Hulk (Porto),Jonas (Valencia), Leandro Damião (Internacional), Neymar (Santos), Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Flamengo), Wellington Nem (Fluminense), Willian José (São Paulo).

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27 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mamadou jallow  |  March 14, 2012 at 14:32

    good i just hope they win the trophy.

  • 2. jzlim11  |  March 16, 2012 at 05:11

    When I saw the list, my first reaction is “WTF!!??”
    Ronaldinho!? After string of poor show, he is still given a chance here!? Andre Ribeiro!? What!!?? What’s wrong with you Mano!!!??
    Are you fxxking blind!!!???

    • 3. adil zuber  |  June 12, 2012 at 06:39

      ronaldinho is a evergreen player

  • 4. john  |  March 16, 2012 at 10:37

    who is this Andrea guy is he the one who once played in russia, it saddens not seeing fc porto fernando reges nt mking the cut

  • 5. higor brazil  |  March 17, 2012 at 11:23

    o mano, cade o kaka, seu noob

  • 6. C.H.Rahaman  |  April 26, 2012 at 06:18

    I cant understand why Mao is not interested in Kaka and Ramirez

  • 7. hunterbai  |  May 4, 2012 at 12:38

    please take phillipe coutinho to olympic football in löndon he will bring gold .

  • 8. hunterbai  |  May 4, 2012 at 12:41

    please take philipe coutinho.he along with neymar lucas casimiro oscar henrique wil help brazil to clinch its first olympic soccer gold.

  • 9. sharad randive  |  May 11, 2012 at 15:48

    i realy miss kaka

  • 10. liam  |  May 13, 2012 at 23:08

    really suprised to see no fabio from man united, especially with his brother being picked.

  • 11. WALLY JENG  |  June 5, 2012 at 21:48


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  • 13. bipu  |  June 11, 2012 at 13:14

    why kaka,robinho.mono this is not fair..!

  • 14. Mitchell  |  June 14, 2012 at 01:24


  • 15. Mitchell  |  June 14, 2012 at 01:26


  • 16. kellas  |  June 19, 2012 at 05:16

    without kaka, ramires,robinho and fabiano i dont see this squad lifting the trophy

  • 17. supriya datta  |  June 19, 2012 at 07:36

    brazil can win the world cup 2014 as well as Olympic gold medal 2012 but they have to search the substitute for a very good striker, skilled dribbler and high game reading capability player like ronaldo, ronaldinho and romario (brazil) the phenomon and at least 2 defensive, 2 attacking mid fielder and 2 winger and 2 experienced defender of super quality and a best goal keeper. but i have not seen such category of player in their recent team list. more over they change their old playing style (but spain adopt it) and adopt the European style and my question is Why???????????? I think it is good for brazil if they play skilled football and controlling the ball instead of playing power football. according to me skill always overcome power play.

  • 18. dileepanbaskar  |  June 28, 2012 at 04:45

    guy’s plz tell me ,does ronaldinio is der in olympic 2012 squad

  • 19. Kwame Christoba  |  July 3, 2012 at 20:58

    Good ma man Gaucho is back. Now the team is ready for full admonishment. With Gaucho in the middle distributing the passes, brazil has no problem in the midfield department. Go go go brazil.

  • 20. C.H.Rahaman  |  July 5, 2012 at 08:26

    I think Ramirez is indipensible in the midfield.

  • 21. JERINHOGLAVINHO1950  |  July 18, 2012 at 04:53

    is ronaldinho in the olympic squad please answer me guys 🙂

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