Ronaldinho, Robinho named in Brazilian squad for Beijing Olympics

July 8th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of AC Milan
Rio de Janeiro, July 8 (Xinhua) Barcelona striker Ronaldinho and Real Madrid forward Robinho have been named in Brazil’s squad for the Olympic Games starting August 8 in Beijing. Head coach Dunga released the team Monday including three players beyond the 23-year-old limit for the August 8-24 Games, said the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) website.

Players under the age limit included Liverpool midfielder Lucas, Manchester United midfielder Anderson, Werder Bremen’s Diego, AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato and Manchester City’s new signing Jo.

Brazil, five-times World champions, have never won the Olympic gold in soccer and regard it as the one major title missing from their collection.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Diego Alves (Almeria), Renan (Internacional)

Defenders: Marcelo (Real Madrid), Ilsinho (Shakhtar Donetsk), Rafinha (Schalke 04), Thiago Silva (Fluminense), Alex Silva (Sao Paulo), Breno (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Lucas (Liverpool), Anderson (Manchester United), Hernanes (Sao Paulo), Ronaldinho (Barcelona), Diego (Werder Bremen), Thiago Neves (Fluminense)

Forwards: Robinho (Real Madrid), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Rafael Sobis (Real Betis), Jo (Manchester City)

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