Brazil’s final roster for this summer’s Copa America Centenario does not have the name power many thought it would.
Star names, including Barcelona playmaker Neymar, Orlando City SC attacker Kaka, and Chelsea midfielder Oscar, were not included on head coach Dunga’s final 23-man roster announced on Thursday. Notable inclusions include Bayern Munich midfielder Douglas Costa, Chelsea midfielder Willian and Zenit winger Hulk.
In mid-April, Barcelona announced Neymar would miss this summer’s competition in the U.S. in order to be called into the squad that will compete for the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil will play Ecaudor at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, before facing Haiti at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on June 8. Ending group play, Brazil will play Peru at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on June 12.
Here is Brazil’s roster:
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