And presumably this will be the World Cup squad also if Felipao’s statement is to be believed. Ladies and gentlemen, these are the men that are in charge of making history next summer and win the World Cup for Brazil on Brazilian soil. Can they do it? - tB
Goalkeeprs: Julio Cesar - Queens P. Rangers Diego Cavlaieri - Fluminense Jefferson - Botafogo
Centerbacks: Thiago Silva - Paris Saint Germain Rever - Atlético Mineiro David Luiz - Chelsea Dante - Bayern de Munique
Wingbacks: Daniel Alves - Barcelona Jean - Fluminense Marcelo - Real Madrid Filipe Luís - Atlético de Madrid
Mids: Fernando - Grêmio Hernanes - Lazio Luiz Gustavo - Bayern de Munique Paulinho - Corinthians
Attacking Mids/Forwards: Jadson - São Paulo Oscar - Chelsea Lucas - Paris Saint Germain Hulk - Zenit Bernard - Atlético Mineiro Leandro Damião - Internacional Fred - Fluminense Neymar - Santos
The Coutinho Show … I wrote about this young talent two years ago and he’s begun to makes waves recently since his transfer from Inter Milan to Liverpool. Could a run out for the Selecao be out of the question?
Brazilian national head coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari confirmed to reporters yesterday that he already knows what his squad will be when the Selecao for the Confederation’s Cup. This is a significant declaration when you consider that the Confed Cup team is traditionally a 80-90 % predictor for the full World Cup squad. Scolari explained,
“I have no doubts, but I am afraid as the tournaments are reaching the latter stages.” “They are tough games, intense and someone might get injured that might force me to change the squad.”
It’s anybody’s guess what the World Cup veteran coach has in mind but his resoluteness, if anything else, is assuring. Fans won’t have long to wait for the announcement either. The official announcement of the squad that will play the tournament will be released on May 14th. Who do you think made the cut? - tB
“I think that things are getting better for me, above all at my club. I’m playing more often at Madrid. The supporters are showing that they appreciate me and that is an extra motivation. Now I hope to make the most of this chance with Brazil.”
Hampered by injuries for the latter part of his career, Kaká has worked persistently to regain his place, not only with Real Madrid, but with the Brazilian national team as well. Things are getting better, but there’s still room for improvement, and tonight, as Brazil takes on Italy, Ricky has a golden opportunity to prove himself once again.
From his first days with Sao Paulo until his last, how can you not be supporting Kaká for one last run with the Selecão? [Posted by Maxi]