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.
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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