Liverpool & Chelsea stars get Brazil call up from Dunga. Marcelo, Dani Alves & Paulinho dropped
- August 19, 2014
The first day of the new chapter of Brazilian international football took place on Tuesday as Carlos Dunga made his first squad selection as the new Selecao coach.
Brazil have a gaping wound in their national pride following the World Cup, in which the host nation were chucked out the competition in a famous 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semifinals.
That result cost Luis Felipe Scoalli his job, and Dunga, a World Cup winning captain, has now come in to take over.
The big headline news from Dunga’s first squad selection was the inclusion of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.
Coutinho was picked in an attacking position for a team that is now without a striker, as Dunga filled out the rest of his forward position with Neymar and Diego Tardelli.
Aside from the Liverpool man, Chelsea had several inclusions in the squad with Filipe Luis, Oscar and Willian all called up.
The fall-guys from the World Cup included Marcelo, Dani Alves and Tottenham’s Paulinho, who were all dropped. Other big named absentees were Robinho, Kakà, Alexandre Pato and Paulo Henrique Ganso.
Brazil take on Colombia and Ecuador in upcoming friendlies.
The full Brazil squad is below:
GOALKEEPERS – Jefferson, Rafael Cabral.
DEFENCE – David Luiz, Marquinhos, Gil, Miranda, Maicon, Filipe Luis, Alex Sandro, Danilo.
MIDFIELD – Luiz Gustavo, Elias, Fernandinho, Ramires, Everton Ribeiro, Oscar, Hulk, Ricardo Goulart, Willian.
ATTACK – Neymar, Coutinho, Diego Tardelli.
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