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Fred assured of World Cup spot: Scolari
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Fred assured of World Cup spot: Scolari

Nov 1 2013, 12:42am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 (IANS) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has guaranteed the place of injured striker Fred at next year's World Cup.

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has guaranteed the place of injured striker Fred at next year's World Cup. As expected Fred was not among the 22-man Selecao squad named by...

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Fred assured of World Cup spot: Scolari

Nov 1 2013, 12:42am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 (IANS) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has guaranteed the place of injured striker Fred at next year's World Cup.

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has guaranteed the place of injured striker Fred at next year's World Cup.

As expected Fred was not among the 22-man Selecao squad named by Scolari Thursday for friendlies against Honduras Nov 16 and Chile three days later, reported Xinhua.

Chelsea forward Willian and AC Milan winger Robinho were recalled for the first time since 2011 while Paris Saint-Germain attacker Lucas Moura, a regular squad member over the past 18 months, was left out.

Julio Cesar, relegated to Rob Green's backup at English second-tier club Queen's Park Ranger's, was included despite not having played since the Confederations Cup in June.

Like Cesar, Fred has won the unconditional backing of Scolari as he recovers from a serious thigh injury that has sidelined him for two months.

"I will talk about the players who aren't in the squad only if I want to," Scolari said during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro Thursday. "Fred is part of my list until the end. Julio (Cesar) is a part of my list until the end.

"I have spoken a lot with Fred, almost weekly. That is when he bothers to answer his phone, because he never does. It's not easy.

"We talk about football and his situation, about how his injury is coming along and how he is feeling. What I know is that in 15 days he will be right to play. He knows that he is important for us as a member of the squad, not only a player."

Willian has recovered from a slow start to his Chelsea career by impressing in recent weeks following his European summer move from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

"As far as Willian is concerned his call-up is a result of his performances and a player who we had called upon but who did not come," Scolari said, in a clear reference to Diego Costa, who has expressed his wish to represent adopted country Spain.

Brazil squad:

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Queens Park Rangers, Victor (Atletico Mineiro).

Defenders: David Luiz (Chelsea), Dante (Bayern Munich), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (Roma), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Maxwell (Paris Saint-Germain).

Midfielders: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Hernanes (Lazio), Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur), Ramires (Chelsea), Oscar (Chelsea).

Forwards: Jo (Atletico Mineiro), Robinho (AC Milan), Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg), Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk), Willian (Chelsea), Neymar (Barcelona).

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Liverpool's Coutinho Earns Brazil Call-Up He Deserved for World Cup

Aug 19 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been called up for new Brazil coach Dunga's first squad—his first national call-up since 2010 when he made his debut. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder was omitted for the Selecao in Luiz Felipe Scolari's World Cup squad and is now part of a new-look Brazil squad, with only 10 of the 23-man World Cup squad retained for friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador next month.   Brazil at World Cup Brazil's ...
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Dunga Announces First Brazil Squad Since Taking Over as Manager

Aug 19 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

New Brazil manager Dunga has named his first squad since taking over for Luiz Felipe Scolari, per 101 Great Goals. This is the group Dunga will use to try to get off to a winning start against Colombia. One of the main headlines is an inclusion for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho: Coutinho is a mercurial player, blessed with all the flair many associate with the best traditions of Brazilian international football. However, Scolari didn't exactly ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish to the finals, a humiliating 7-1 semifinal defeat to Germany and ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish to the finals, a humiliating 7-1 semifinal defeat to Germany and a 3-0 loss ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday –with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves are among the biggest names not to get called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish at the finals, culminating ...
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3 days ago

Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish to the finals, a humiliating 7-1 semifinal defeat to Germa ...
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3 days ago

Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday –with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves are among the biggest names not to get called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish at the finals, ...
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Kaka and Robinho Return to Brazilian Football for 1 Last Hurrah

Aug 15 2014 4:06am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Tens of thousands were in the crowd jumping and cheering. Fans grinned, hugged, looked towards the stage with arms aloft. No title had been won, no milestone achieved. Sao Paulo fans were celebrating the return of one of their biggest idols this century, Kaka. Recent weeks have seen two of Brazil's best of the late noughties, Kaka and Robinho, move back to boyhood clubs Sao Paulo and Santos respectively. The former returns after over a decade away. Whils ...
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Luiz Gustavo Rules out Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid Transfers

Aug 12 2014 4:27am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Premier League's top clubs will not be signing Luiz Gustavo this summer, following the Brazilian's recent statement of commitment to Wolfsburg. Gustavo moved to the Bundesliga club from Bayern Munich last summer and enjoyed a stellar season in midfield, earning links to a string of Europe's top clubs. However, he told local media outlet Wolfsburger Nachricten (h/t Daily Star's Chisanga Malata) he's going nowhere: I am back in training ...
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1 week ago

What Cruzeiro Defender Dede Would Bring to Juventus

Aug 11 2014 7:46am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Over the course of the past three years, Brazil international Dede has been regarded as one of Brazilian football's finest defensive assets. European suitors have been numerous, but he has thus far resisted the lure of a move toward the bright lights of the Champions League. Per Radio Brasil (via Football Italia), it is Serie A giants Juventus who are the latest side from the Old Continent to attempt to prise Dede ...
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