Scolari announces Brazil squad for Confederations Cup

Scolari announces Brazil squad for Confederations Cup

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Scolari announces Brazil squad for Confederations Cup

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By DAN KARELL

In advance of the Confederations Cup this June, Brazil National Team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari released the list of 23 players that would make up Brazil’s squad at the tournament.

Headlining the squad is Neymar, Hulk, Oscar, and Lucas, but what may be more interesting are the players who didn’t get a call up for the international competition that begins on June 15. Midfielders Ronaldinho, Kaka, and Ramires were left off the squad, as was former Milan forward Alexandre Pato.

The roster is split nearly down the middle, with 11 players based out of Brazil and the other 12 based across Europe. Brazilian side Fluminense have three players called up: Goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri, full back Jean, and forward Fred.

Here’s the full Brazil roster for this summer’s Confederations Cup (after the jump):

Goalkeepers

Julio Cesar – Queens Park Rangers
Diego Cavalieri – Fluminense
Jefferson – Botafogo

Central Defenders

Thiago Silva – Paris Saint-Germain
Rever – Atletico Mineiro
David Luiz – Chelsea
Dante – Bayern Munich

Wing Backs

Daniel Alves – Barcelona
Jean – Fluminense
Marcelo – Real Madrid
Felipe Luis – Atletico Madrid

Holding Midfielders

Fernando – Gremio
Hernanes – Lazio
Luiz Gustavo – Bayern Munich
Paulinho – Corinthians

Attacking Midfielders and Forwards

Jadson – Sao Paulo
Oscar – Chelsea
Lucas – Paris Saint-Germain
Hulk – Zenit St. Petersburg
Bernard – Atletico Mineiro
Leandro Damiao – Internacional
Fred – Fluminense
Neymar – Santos

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