FIFA World Cup: Brazilian Squad Announced – Ronaldinho Left Out

Brazilian manager Dunga has picked his squad for the FIFA World Cup and there are a couple of surprises, not just in the squad, but also players that aren’t part of it.

Most noteworthy is the lack of Ronaldinho in the squad, but also AC Milan star Alexandre Pato and Flamengo’s Adriano are missing. They haven’t really performed well despite several chances.

I’m looking forward to seeing Wolfsburg’s striker, Grafite, in action.

The Brazilian Squad:

Goalkeeper: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Doni (Roma), Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham)

Defense: Maicon (Inter Milan), Dani Alves (Barcelona), Lucio (Inter Milan), Juan (Roma), Luisao (Roma), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Gilberto (Cruzeiro), Michel Bastos (Lyon)

Midfield: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Josue (Wolfsburg), Elano (Galatasaray), Ramires (Benfica), Kleberson (Flamengo), Kaka (Real Madrid), Julio Baptista (Roma)

Attack: Robinho (Santos/Manchester City), Nilmar (Villarreal), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Grafite (Wolfsburg)

My prediction: This team will run into some serious trouble against Portugal and a potential surprise against Ivory Coast.