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Brazil's change over after World Cup fiasco
« on: August 02, 2006, 08:07:26 PM »


Brazil's change over after World Cup fiasco
Thursday August 3 2006 00:00 IST


RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian football's rebuilding effort has begun in earnest, as the country's new manager announced a drastically altered squad for Brazil's first friendly since exiting this year's World Cup in the quarter-finals.

Manager Dunga left out superstars Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Kaka from his new 22-man squad. Only eight members of Brazil's World Cup squad were included.

Brazil will face Norway in Oslo on Aug 16.

In remarks following the announcement Tuesday, Dunga said his new squad was the right mix of youth and experience.

Younger additions including Morais, Jonatas and Marcelo still needed leadership figures, he said.

Dunga added that players kept from the World Cup team were being rewarded for their good play in Germany.

As for the country's superstars, Dunga said they would have to work hard to regain their place in the national squad. "The doors of the national 11 have not been closed to anyone," Dunga said. "But those players not included this time will need to show they are in form and motivated," he added.

While the reshuffle came as little surprise to local media, some analysts had expected more local club representation - the vast majority of those included play their football for European sides.

Brazilian squad:

Goal: Fabio (Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte) and Gomes (PSV Eindhoven)

Defenders: Cicinho (Real Madrid), Maicon (Inter Milan), Marcelo (Fluminese Rio), Gilberto (Hertha Berlin), Alex (PSV Eindhoven), Edmilson (FC Barcelona), Juan (Bayer Leverkusen), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Luisao (Benfica Lisbon)

Midfielders: Dudu Cearense (CSKA Moscow), Daniel Carvalho (CSKA Moscow), Gilberto Silva (Arsenal), Jonatas (Flamengo Rio), Wagner (Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte), Elano (Schachtjor Donezk), Morais (Vasco da Gama), Julio Batista (Real Madrid)

Strikers: Fred (Lyon), Robinho (Real Madrid), Vagner Love (CSKA Moscow)


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Re: Brazil's change over after World Cup fiasco
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2006, 09:31:41 PM »

why the hell did he remove kaka  :(. dumbass
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Re: Brazil's change over after World Cup fiasco
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 06:56:54 AM »

brazil's loss was a result of poor coaching --persistence with roberto carlos and cafu at half backs when the two great players were clearly past their best.

Also, ronaldinho seemed to be holding himself back for the latter stages --huge underestimation, IMO

See no reason to leave out Kaka.

Ronaldinho was disapointing but he has to be part of the future.

Ronaldo is still one of the best strikers although like More, they may be looking forward to the next WC. Unlike KM, cannot blame Dunga given the wealth of talent they have --that country could field 3 WC teams on any given day.

Dunga though must be acting from experience -- he was part of the old guard that was responsible for Brazil's failure to win in '98 (a similar situation to Cafu in 2006).
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