Brazil official squad for London Olympics 2012 includes Manchester United’s Rafael, Tottenham’s Sandro Ranieri, Oscar and Lucas Moura
Mano Menezes has finally confirmed the 18 players he’ll be taking to London later this month. The Brazil coach whittled down his original preliminary squad from 52 names to 35 before making the final cut today. As well as the 18, four players are on standby: Marquinhos (Corinthians), Giuliano (Dnipro), Gabriel (AC Milan) and Casemiro (São Paulo). The three over 23 players are: Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Marcelo (Real Madrid) and Hulk (Porto).
Brazil are one of the seeded teams for this year’s London Olympics and will play Great Britain in a friendly before the event kicks off. The South Americans start their campaign on 26th July in Cardiff. Mano Menezes’ team are in Group C and will then play at Manchester United’s Old Trafford 29th and two days later at Newcastle’s St James Park.
Goalkeepers: Neto (Fiorentina), Rafael Cabral (Santos),
Wingbacks: Danilo (Porto), Rafael (Manchester United), Alex Sandro (Porto), Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Centrebacks: Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Bruno Uvini (São Paulo), Juan (Inter Milan)
Midfielders: Sandro Ranieri (Tottenham), Rômulo (Spartak Moscow), Lucas Moura (São Paulo), Oscar (Internacional), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos)
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (Milan), Neymar (Santos), Leandro Damião (Internacional), Hulk (Porto)
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