Thursday, May 21, 2009

Brazil Releases Roster for Confederations Cup

Brazil's head coach Dunga has released a squad of 23 players for the upcoming Confederations Cup. There's no Ronaldinho or Ronaldo in the team, but most of the big stars are there. The U.S. and Brazil have been drawn into Group B of the Confederations Cup, and the two sides will meet on June 18 in Tshwane/Pretoria.

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Gomes (Tottenham Hotspur), Victor (Gremio)

Defenders: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Alex (Chelsea), Juan (AS Roma), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Luisao (Benfica), Kleber (Internacional), Andre Santos (Corinthians).

Midfielders: Anderson (Manchester United), Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josue (VfL Wolfsburg), Ramires (Cruzeiro), Elano (Manchester City), Felipe Melo (Fiorentina), Julio Baptista (AS Roma), Kaka (AC Milan)

Forwards: Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Nilmar (Internacional), Robinho (Manchester City).

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