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FIFA World Cup 2010: Brazil Name 23 Man Squad

Brazilian football coach Dunga has decided to avoid the provisional 30 man stage of squad selection, and has instead names his final 23 man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa this week.

Both of Brazil’s prolific forwards from their World Cup Qualifying campaign, Luis Fabiano and Robinho, have been named in a four man attacking lineup.

There is no place for AC Milan’s Ronaldinho, nor fellow former Brazilian favourite Adriano.

Brazil will still be one of the favourites for the tournament after announcing the following strong squad of players, featuring, in particular, some of the best Brazilian goalkeepers of recent years.

Brazil will play in Group G along with Portugal, Ivory Coast and North Korea.

Brazil squad:

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Doni (AS Roma), Gomes (Tottenham Hotspur)

Defenders: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Michel Bastos (Olympique Lyon), Gilberto (Cruzeiro), Lucio (Inter Milan), Juan (AS Roma), Luisao (Benfica), Thiago Silva (AC Milan)

Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Felipe Melo (Fiorentina), Ramires (Benfica), Elano (Galatasaray), Kaka (Real Madrid), Julio Baptista (Roma), Kleberson (Flamengo), Josue (VfL Wolfsburg).

Forwards: Robinho (Santos), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Nilmar (Villarreal), Grafite (VfL Wolfsburg).

Brazil will play in the difficult Group H alongside Portugal, Ivory Coast and North Korea in FIFA World Cup 2010.

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38 comments

  1. what is the player number 7 is brazil world cup 2010?

  2. wam d boss ronaldo and ronaldinho

  3. with that defensive line up i don’t think brazil has a problem,…….we have some of europe’s best goal keepers and defenders…..

  4. ronaldinho & andriano r good player.I wondered why dunga did select player with out them.it’s bad 4 brazil team.they can’t grow up team speed.

  5. put in ronaldinho and andriano and also ronaldo

  6. Am not waiting for anything short of Finals come Brazil Dunga whatever the mix U have our point is clear

    See U at the finals

  7. Am quite concerned that Ronaldinah is out of the squad.
    This is a first honors chap when it comes to football.

    Dunga this is seriuos pliz we dont expect anything short of final for Brazil otherwise we well hold you accountable

  8. this time brazil is going to ressurect in africa with really some admirable plyers like kaka, robinho which they gonna put their true skills on the field..
    brazil is gonna make the world cup dance with their “samba”

  9. Well, I wondered why the coach did select Ronaldinho nor Adriano. They play very well. may be health purposes!!!!

  10. The Brazilian coach should have brought some players from Santos and Saint Andre. Nelmar, Andre Rodreghinho…..are fitter than Kaka to tell the truth.

  11. i like brazilian team veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery much best of luck.you will definiatly won WORLD CUP 2010.

  12. All the best to kaka nd team

  13. Whats wrong with Dunga leaving out ronaldinho, alexandre pato , Adriano …there is so much of talent wasted ……..dont think Brazil will go far this time ……..

  14. use guys are all saying why hasint dunga choosen ronaldhino well cmon he has had a shite season he has been playing shite for a couple of years now and i know tht he was an amazing player but he just aint got it anymore i gt wat use mean about pato they really could of done with him but also how cant use mention anything about deigo being left out right now he is one of the bet midfielders out there he is on form like use guys should definitely not be going on about the likes of ronaldhino when hes been having a really shite season

  15. teeDOT carterr .x

    Personally KLEBERSON is s==t and he gets in thaa team but no Ronaldinho or Pato is he havin a laff or what !
    Grafite has had a crap season , I think Adriano is a better player , personally .
    I think Hulk was unlucky too get a place in thaa team .

    Too me looks likee no trophy for the samba boys this year .
    Thaa’z just my opinion thoo .

  16. Ronaldinho is the best player in Brazil

  17. there is no RONALDINHO
    ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooo
    there is no PATO,DIDA
    fuuuuuuuuuuuu

  18. Leaving ronaldino out of the squad will be a major blow to the samba boyz cos enough experience might help

  19. i m not happy because youngster alexandre pato is not selected

  20. I am not happy with dunga for leavingout ronaldiho

  21. ronaldinho was worthy to join but we will see , coz brazil is brazil , fight for your choice

  22. Brazil can still go far in this world cup tournament,but it will be better of if Dunga had included the likes of ronaldinho and pato. Goodluck Dunga,good luck brazilian team.

  23. brazil will definitely win the trophy…….np doubt about that…..the decision of not taking ronaldinho in the team ,will not make any effect on the team & their capabilities……sure…

  24. i feel bacelo playing in real madrid should be included in this squad and i also feel pato of a/c milian should be in the squad.well we hope to watch dunga squad but it will be very painful if brazil should not win this world cup good luck

  25. kleberson??!!

    6 out of 8 midfielders are holding/defensive players.

    this team is doomed.

  26. Dunga will pay dearly 4 not including Dinho.

  27. Bikanda Kandaale

    Sory Brazil we will not meet u on mistakely in final…….. bye brazil from trophy

  28. Innocent Nyathi

    no ronaldinho i don believe this,no trophy for Dunga bt roughly i don’t know for ronaldinho with his sparkling performance this seaaon Dunga should decide again!

  29. Brazil’s group is very strong but their team is so.Best wishes for them.

  30. junaid pietersen

    no ronaldinho, no samba and no magic = no trophy

  31. i reiterate, no ronaldinho no trophy, not even a final Dunga. we miss u already my star player

  32. We will miss Ronaldinho’s magic

  33. Brazil will really miss the real samba boy ronaldinho. No ronaldinho no trophy for dunga.

  34. Amlandeep Bhattacharyaa

    Brazil d Latin American giant will give d world a great gift of football doaing d ‘Samba’ on field in d upcoming FIFAWC2010.

  35. Amlandeep Bhattacharyaa

    Brazil d Latin American giant is sure going 2 b a major force in d upcoming FIFAWC2010,& show d world d real ‘Samba’ dance of football.

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