Rabu, 23 Januari 2013

Brazil's Scolari names his first squad for England friendly

Luiz Felipe Scolari is back as the coach of the Brazilian national football team and his first match in-charge will be for the high profile international friendly against England on February 6 at the iconic Wembley, which will kick-off the English FA's 150 years celebrations.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) released squad of coach Scolari contains 20 players and with the game set to get a lot of international attention, there will be added pressure on Scolari and his team.

Scolari has recalled former twice World Footballer of the Year Ronaldinho though leaving out another experienced player in Kaka, while calling up newcomers Dante, Filipe Luis and Miranda besides young talents in Neymar, Oscar and Lucas Moura.


BRAZIL

Goalkeepers
Julio Cesar (Queens Park Rangers FC, ENGLAND), Diego Alves (FC Valencia, SPAIN)

Defenders
Adriano (FC Barcelona, SPAIN), Daniel Alves (FC Barcelona, SPAIN), Leandro Castan (AS Roma), Dante (FC Bayern Munich, GERMANY), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid, SPAIN), David Luiz (FC Chelsea London, ENGLAND), Miranda (Atletico Madrid, SPAIN)

Midfielders
Arouca (FC Santos, BRAZIL), Hernanes (Lazio Roma, ITALY), Lucas Moura (FC Paris Saint Germain, FRANCE), Paulinho (Corinthians, BRAZIL), Oscar (FC Chelsea London, ENGLAND), Ramires (FC Chelsea London, ENGLAND), Ronaldinho (Atletico Mineiro, BRAZIL)

Forwards
Fred (Fluminense, BRAZIL), Hulk (FC Zenit St Petersburg, RUSSIA), Luis Fabiano (FC Sao Paulo, BRAZIL), Neymar (FC Santos, BRAZIL)

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