Brazil squad for Denmark, USA, Mexico and Argentina friendlies May and June 2012 includes Tottenham’s Sandro Ranieri and Bruno Uvini, Chelsea’s David Luiz

May 11, 2012 at 10:19 6 comments

Brazil x USA probable starting line-ups

Brazil x Denmark probable starting line-ups

Mano Menezes has released the names of the 23 players that will face Denmark on May 26th in Hamburg, the USA in Washington on 30th May, Mexico in Dallas on 3rd June and Argentina in New Jersey on June 9th. The squad is based around Brazil’s Under-23 players that are eligible to play in the London Olympics later this year
See Brazil’s 52 man pre-Olympic squad here

Goalkeepers:   Rafael – Santos (will not play vs Denmark); Jefferson – Botafogo; Neto – Fiorentina
Wingbacks:  Alex Sandro – Porto; Daniel Alves – Barcelona (replaced by Rafael – Manchester United);  Marcelo – Real Madrid; Danilo – Porto
Central defenders: Bruno Uvini – Tottenham (back to São Paulo); David Luiz – Chelsea; Thiago Silva – Milan; Juan – Inter  Milan
Midfielders:  Casemiro – São Paulo; Paulo Henrique Ganso – Santos  (will not play vs Denmark); Lucas Moura – São Paulo; Sandro Ranieri – Tottenham;  Giuliano – Dnipro; Oscar – Internacional;  Rômulo – Vasco da Gama
Forwards: Hulk – Porto; Leandro Damião – Internacional;  Alexandre Pato – AC Milan; Neymar – Santos  (will not play vs Denmark); Wellington Nem – Fluminense


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jzlim11  |  May 14, 2012 at 07:04

    For me, overall is good selection. But why Pato?? Has he recovered from injury?? Is he playing superbly for AC Milan??

    Why not Douglas Costa? or Alan Kardec who can form a better attacking formation with Neymar and Ganso?

    I understand this is mostly U23 selection. But I think Diego, Filipe Luis and Fernando Reges can forget about their call up cause Mano will never call them no matter how great they perform.

  • 2. Jabid  |  May 18, 2012 at 14:29

    diego ribas????????????

  • 3. Ariel  |  May 26, 2012 at 09:43


  • 4. miguel hospedales  |  May 27, 2012 at 09:58

    i have been a supporter of brazil since birth. i am from trinidad and have played 1st div football.after their last international i commented on brazil coach and also david should not be tolerated especially those that are avoidable coaches never learn vis a vis david.for chelsea also he has to put it in his psyche that simple mistakes cannot be tolerated because GAMES ARE LOST LIKE THAT.He should be dropped for 7 games as a result.Another grave problem is brazil’s wing backs getting in a diagonal position when under counter-. attack from the other side of the field.’note one of the crosses with resultant header by denmark,also check the sequence with denmark’s goal.

  • 5. Ranjith  |  May 28, 2012 at 04:14

    where is champions league top assister KAKA

  • 6. Dibyendu Halder  |  May 28, 2012 at 12:00

    I think Diego from Atletico Madrid will be the right selection for midfield. Ronaldinho in 24 men Brazil world cup squad will be thinkable. Bcoz 2014 Brazil WC may be the Ronaldinhos world cup.


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