Brazil select 22 players for Olympic football squad

July 6th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS  

AC Milan Rio de Janeiro, July 6 (IANS) Porto striker Hulk, AC Milan’s Thiago Silva and Real Madrid defender Marcelo were included as the three over-age players in Brazil’s 22-man Olympic football squad.

Coach Mano Menezes will trim his team to 18 players right before they leave for London, reported Xinhua.

The current team will prepare for the London Olympic Games at a training camp in Rio de Janeiro from July 9-16 ahead of the July 26-August 11 tournament.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Neto (Fiorentina), Cabral (Santos)

Defenders: Danilo (FC Porto), Rafael (Manchester United), Sandro (FC Porto), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Uvini (Sao Paulo), Juan (Inter Milan)

Midfielders: Sandro (Tottenham), Romulo (Vasco da Gama), Lucas (Sao Paulo), Oscar (Porto Alegre), Ganso (Santos).

Forwards: Pato (AC Milan), Neymar (Santos), Damiao (Porto Alegre), Hulk (FC Porto)

Replacements: Marquinhos (Corinthians), Giuliano (Dniepr), Cassemiro (Sao Paulo), Gabriel (AC Milan)

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