Menezes cuts Brazil London Olympic squad down to 35: David Luiz, Sandro Ranieri, Rafael da Silva included

June 8, 2012 at 13:34 8 comments

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Menezes announces final 18 man squad here

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Brazil coach Mano Menezes has reduced his original 52-man squad for the London Olympics down to 35. In are all, 22 players in the current squad for the friendlies against Denmark, USA, Mexico and Argentina. There is no place for Ronaldinho Gaúcho who left Flamengo for Atlético Mineiro this week.
Eight of the players (Jefferson of Botafogo, Thiago Silva of AC Milan, David Luiz of Chelsea, Marcelo of Real Madrid, Hulk of Porto, Diego Alves of Valencia, Dedé of Vasco, and Daniel Alves of Barcelona) are over the age of 23.
As well as Ronaldinho, Julio César (Inter Milan), Adriano (Barcelona), Gabriel Silva (Novara), Galhardo (Santos), Luisão (Benfica), Romário  (Internacional), Allan (Vasco), Elias, (Sporting), Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk), Bernard (Atlético-MG), Dudu (Dynamo Kiev), Elkeson (Botafogo), Hernanes (Lazio), Henrique (Sport), Jonas (Valencia), and Willian José (São Paulo) have been chopped.
On 6th July, Menezes will announce the final 18 players that will make the trip to London.
Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Neto (Fiorentina), Rafael Cabral (Santos),
Gabriel (Milan), Renan Ribeiro (Atlético-MG), Diego Alves (Valencia)
Wingbacks: Danilo (Porto), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Rafael (Manchester United),
Alex Sandro (Porto), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Fágner (Vasco), Lucas Mendes (Coritiba)
Centrebacks: Thiago Silva (Milan), Dedé (Vasco), Marquinhos (Corinthians), David Luiz (Chelsea), Bruno Uvini (São Paulo), Juan (Inter Milan)
Defensive midfielders: Sandro Ranieri (Tottenham), Fernando (Grêmio), Rômulo (Vasco), Casemiro (São Paulo)
Creative midfielders: Lucas Moura (São Paulo), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk), Philippe Coutinho (Espanyol), Giuliano (Dnipro), Oscar (Internacional), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos)
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (Milan), Neymar (Santos), Leandro Damião (Internacional), Wellington Nem (Fluminense), André Ribeiro (Atlético-MG), Hulk (Porto)


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jzlim11  |  June 14, 2012 at 06:42

    Andre Ribeiro!!!!???? WTF!!!!??? Brazil has no more U23 forward that is better than him!!!!???

    • 2. Amilcar Lewis  |  June 17, 2012 at 23:11

      listen man, I think are being too harsh on him if he didn’t leave santos he would be getting much more praise right now

  • 3. micheal martin  |  June 23, 2012 at 21:48

    Ronaldinho is your best creative midfielder and he should be in the starting 11

  • 4. hafizu bashir  |  June 29, 2012 at 12:40

    menezes is not support to be a national team brazil couch. cause he disappointed brazil national team in the two friendlies against argentina. You are already break the brazilian records against rival argentina. where is kaka, luis fabiano. we salute captain dunga, scolari, mario zagalo. but if you fail to do well in olympics is better brazil to sack you from couching.

  • 5. Apata Ijadopin  |  July 3, 2012 at 17:43

    Well no longthings,but i want my luiz in that squad

  • 6. sagor  |  July 6, 2012 at 13:51

    Where is Ronaldinho, Robinho, Ramires?

  • 7.  |  July 26, 2012 at 12:35

    Davi Luiz????? he aint going for the olympics.

  • 8. mameon  |  July 26, 2012 at 14:45

    show them what samba really is..!!


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