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Brazil unveils World Cup roster

Dunga doesn't bother with a 30-man list. He names his 23. No Ronaldinho, Adriano or Pato. (Which means Ronaldinho and Pato are available for the May 26 friendly between AC Milan and D.C. United at RFK Stadium.) Alternates will be added later.

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

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

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

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


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By Steve Goff  |  May 11, 2010; 1:38 PM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Brazil  | Tags: Brazil, Dani Alves, Dunga, Gilberto Silva, Júlio Baptista, Kaka, Pato, Ronaldinho, World Cup  
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Good news for United's bank account

Posted by: Kev29 | May 11, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Pato will be pissed if Jozy schools him in yet another World Cup, this time the big one.

And no, I don't think Pato is that amazing, plenty of young forwards who can match him.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | May 11, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Other than Julio Cesar and Maicon, what a down year for Brazil. The talent level is primed for a second round exit.

Posted by: AlwaysanEagle1 | May 11, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Heck they might not even make it out of the first round.

Posted by: PEddy | May 11, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

This Brazil side might not have much in the way of brand name recognition up top, but that defense looks extremely formidable.

Posted by: dchooligan | May 11, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Wow! No Ronaldinho or Pato! I mean saw that coming wtih them almost being gaurunteed for the DC game.... Adriano no surprise with his alcoholism and problems with weight.

I feel bad for Ronaldinho as this very well could be his last WC, pato has time, but surprised to see him not go.

Dunga is the equivalent of Bob Bradley for Brazil, very hard to change his mind, is more about experience then giving youth a chance.

I wonder how they will do? Things just got interesting!

Posted by: BolivianDCFan | May 11, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

No Charlie for us...

:(

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | May 11, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Davies wasn't selected for the preliminary roster, but Eddie Johnson, Edson Buddle and Herc Gomez were.

Posted by: dcarmy | May 11, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Kev29 | May 11, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

As well as DMB--Lord have mercy!

Posted by: dcarmy | May 11, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Don't underestimate this Brazil team. A lot of these guys play better for the Seleçao than for their clubs. Dunga has molded the team into a fast, tough counterattacking unit. They won't entertain like the Brazil of old, but they know how to work for each other and grind out results.

(FYI to Goff - Felipe Melo plays for Juventus)

Posted by: Miles_Standish_Proud | May 11, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Funny, Ives has Casey instead of Findley on his list of 30 players that got called. I hope the US Soccer website is the one that is correct.
Fibdley clearly would at most be a late sub whereas Bradley has always looked at Casey as starter and he has not impressed at all recently (or ever).

Posted by: stephen_james2 | May 11, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Just because Dunga only announced 23 doesn't mean he doesn't have 7 unannounced players who can replace the others if need be before the deadline. He will announce them later, right?

Posted by: GeneWells | May 11, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Michel Bastos as a defender? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't he a winger?

Posted by: jrnail23 | May 11, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

A Brazilian fullback is often pretty much an attack-minded winger. Does Bastos start at left back?

I thought Maxwell might start there but he didn't make the list. Does the "loser" for the right back position between Maicon and Dani Alves get switched to left?

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | May 11, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

And where's Diego?

Hanging out with Dora the Explorer?

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | May 11, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Bastos definitelly a winger, can play left or right, more of an offensive presence, doesn't do a lot of backtracking but on the ball he's hard to stop and not afraid to shoot from long range, he's scored some big goals for Lyon this season.

Posted by: amovilea | May 11, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

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