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July 5, 2012 at 15:49 5 comments

Mano Menezes makes his final cut

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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)

See the 35 man squad here

See the preliminary 52 man squad here


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mohammed  |  July 9, 2012 at 03:22

    why mano menez did not call up douglas costa

  • 2. Ashley | Olympic 2012 Games  |  July 10, 2012 at 05:45

    It’s alright, it’s already done @mohammed, just accept it and think that they just have their own tactics.

  • 3. Rick  |  July 11, 2012 at 02:08

    Well done.. consequences will be same ..we are gonna loose again badly.. a good coach complies all d requirement of fans & wins trophies at d same time.. bt we get none of these.. no kaka?may be ronaldinho is out of age bt u dnt need an experienced playmaker like kaka at all? & no adriano(barca)?? d fact is dat we are brazil maniac ..& whatever d coaches do we dnt care.. we mere care for our stars… bt we are in need öf an experienced coach.. I didn`t like dunga`s squad too much… bt I was wrong..

  • 4. siva  |  July 18, 2012 at 06:36

    why no kaka… no daniel alves…. no adriano….. coach shall be like luis philip scholari or vincente del bosque.. but menze is not so experienced coach…. ok if this is for world cup 2014 then brasil will lose it reputation in international seen soon…. at present in FIFA rankings brazil is out of first 10 nimber… what is it future ???????

    • 5. Chris  |  July 19, 2012 at 22:08

      bro they can only choose 3 players who are older than 23: Hulk, Marcelo and Silva


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