Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Jádson and Renato Augusto Called Up to Seleção

Mano Menezes today announced the Brazil squad for the friendly against France on February 9th. There are maiden call-ups for Jádson, who has impressed in the Champions League with Shakhtar Donetsk, and for former Flamengo midfielder Renato Augusto, who now plays in Germany for Bayer Leverkusen.

First call-up; Jádson.

The full seleçao is as follows;

Júlio César (Internazionale)
Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham Hotspur)
Neto (Fiorentina)

Daniel Alves (Barcelona)
Rafael (Manchester United)
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
André Santos (Fenerbahçe)
David Luiz (Benfica)
Thiago Silva (Milan)
Breno (Bayern Munich)
Luisão (Benfica)

Lucas (Liverpool)
Ramires (Chelsea)
Elias (Atlético Madrid)
Sandro (Tottenham Hotspur)
Hernanes (Lazio)
Anderson (Manchester United)
Jádson (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Renato Augusto (Bayer Leverkusen)

Robinho (Milan)
Hulk (Porto)
André (Dynamo Kyiv)
Alexandre Pato (Milan)

There are high-profile recalls for Internazionale goalkeeper Júlio César, who hasn't appeared for the seleção since the World Cup, and for Anderson and Hernanes, whose form at club level (with Manchester United and Lazio respectively) has been rewarded. With Neymar playing for the Brazil U20 side, Hulk gains another chance to stake a claim up front, while Alexandre Pato makes the cut despite his recent injury woes at Milan. There is still no place, however, for more established names such as Luís Fabiano, Maicon, Lúcio, and Kaká, with Menezes keeping faith with young talents such as André, Rafael, Thiago Silva, and Ramires. Notably, however, and for the first time under the new regime, the squad doesn't include a single player who currently plies his trade in Brazil.

(Photo credit; Shakhtar.com)

1 comment:

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