2010 World Cup: No Room In Brazil Squad For Ronaldinho, Pato Or Neymar

By Chris Wright

Brazil coach Dunga has revealed his 23-man ‘selecao’ he plans to take to the World Cup this summer.

As thought, there is no room in the squad for AC Milan show-pony Ronaldinho – who’s form has wavered wildly this season for the Rossoneri – and Dunga has also extinguished former Brazil stars Adriano, Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo’s (very) faint hopes of making the plane to South Africa.

Two of the most highly-rated young strikers in Brazilian football, AC Milan’s Pato and Santos’ Neymar will also be left at home although Tottenham Hotspur ‘keeper Heurelho Gomes has seen his fine domestic form acknowledged.

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The squad in full…

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter), Heurelho Gomes (Spurs), Alexander Doni (Roma).

Defenders: Lucio, Maicon (Inter), Juan (Roma), Luisao (Benfica), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Gilberto (Cruzeiro), Michel Bastos (Lyon), Thiago Silva (Milan).

Midfielders: Kaka (Real Madrid), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Ramires (Benfica), Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Julio Baptista (Roma), Josue (Wolfsburg), Elano (Galatasaray), Kleberson (Flamengo).

Forwards: Robinho (Santos/Man City), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Grafite (Wolfsburg), Nilmar (Villarreal).

MORE:
England’s provisional World Cup squad

Argentina’s provisional World Cup squad
France’s provisional World Cup squad
Spain’s provisional World Cup squad

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39 Comments

  1. Ollie says:

    Really wanted to see Neymar in there. This is the winning squad for me.

  2. Noel C says:

    did Dunga not consider Socrates or Pele?

  3. Chris says:

    @Ollie: Yeah, but Nilmar ain’t had bad either!

  4. fortune says:

    this is insane hw cn a coach in his senses leave out ronadinho that guy has the greatest vision and pass, no offence bt in ma bk he is greater than zidane

  5. […] Brazil’s provisional World Cup squad England’s provisional World Cup squad Argentina’s provisional World Cup squad […]

  6. Ping Yang says:

    I don’t know, it actually doesn’t look that intimidating compared to the likes of Spain, even England!!!

  7. Romano brecht says:

    This is the shitest squad I’ve ever seen in my entire life what are u thinking Dunga with this squad u won’t even make the qauter finals.

  8. spectator says:

    no lucas?

  9. robert says:

    Ronaldinho’s form waived wildly only in the head of the writer of this misinformed article. He wa the LEADING ASSIST IN ALL OF EUROPE. Are you a professional writer or wind-blower

  10. robert says:

    Which football matches did chris wright watch this year certainly not Ronaldinho’s for Milan

  11. Kombe says:

    pato ,neimer and dihno are great.i’d sacrifice gilberto for dihno given the chance.the squad is pathetic.Dunga left out talented home based stars.

  12. EMMANUEL says:

    no diego?very shallow squad for a team like brazil

  13. efrima says:

    I didn’t exepect gocho and pato out of the scuad.but gocho and pato is very useful to brazilian scuad.pls use two player & ronaldiniho is talented person in 2 world cup.i hope it becomes ronaldinho get in the scuad

  14. Anonymous says:

    Leaving out Ronaldino and Pato from Brazil world cup squad is the most insane decision i have ever heard about. Dunga or whatever his name is has just proved that coaches too can b power drunk like politicians.

  15. Gabriel Elibariki says:

    Dunga what you make can not altract the football player like the president of S.A Jacob Zuma,I dnt think if the president wpuld be able to come at the field and watching the Brazilian Samba if Dihno,Pato and Niymar if not there,Im feel very bad,Gilberto,Julio Baptista and Josue should be left out the squard we are the SAMBA,we need to lift the CUP now.Dunga pls think twice again.

  16. Gilly says:

    Neymar Nilmar Diego Kaka Fabiano Robinho as attackers

    My starting line up would be

    Julio Cesar

    Maicon
    Lucio
    Silva
    Bastos

    Alves
    Elano
    Melo

    Kaka

    Fabiano
    Robinho

  17. The Main Man U Fan says:

    Cesar

    Maicon
    Lucio
    Silva
    Bastos

    Melo

    Alves
    Kaka
    Diego

    Pato
    Fabiano

    Subs:
    Gomes
    Juan
    Elano
    Gilberto
    Robinho
    Neymar
    Nilmar

  18. George Odurinho says:

    Dunga is not a good coach.. how can you drop Ronaldinho and take Ramires,Elano,Grafite etc.to world cup.. Brazill will be out even in group stage..

  19. Akash says:

    WE WANT PATO RONALDINHO AND RONALDO

  20. vishnu says:

    julio cesar

    daniel alves
    lucio
    alex
    maicon
    kaka
    ronaldinho
    diego
    anderson
    robinho
    fabiano

  21. VERY ANGRY BRAZIL FAN says:

    DUNGA HAS PICKED ONE TO MANY DEFENSIVE PLAYERS ESPECIALLY RAMIRES AND JOSUE RAMIRES CANT MATCH EVEN A HALF DECENT RONALDINHO RAMIRES IS TERRIBLE IVE WATCHED HIM PLAY HE PRODUCES NOTHING BUT DECENT FLOOR PASSES RONALDINHO AND PATO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING AT CLUB LEVEL IF KAKA OR ROBINHO GET INJURED BRAZIL WILL LACK CREATIVE AND GOALSCORING THREATS AND SUBS WHO CAN CHANGE THE GAME RAMIRES LMFAOOOOOO DUNGA YOUR GOING TO GET SACKED AFTER THE WORLD CUP DUE TO POOR SQUAD SELECTION

  22. Anonymous says:

    jjj

  23. shanoob says:

    it was better to select ronaldinho . he was the best middfielder in the world for last 8 years. dunga’s decision to avoid ronaldinho is a wounderfull blunder

    shanoob olvanna
    india

  24. the man says:

    pato musted go to the world cup he is 1 of the bested young talent of world football and shoud play on the big stage

  25. the man says:

    J.cesar
    1
    maicon lucio (c) silva bastos
    13 3 15 6
    melo
    4
    D.alves kaka robinho
    2 10 11
    pato L.fabiano
    7 9

  26. Anonymous says:

    Fuck u dunga?? What have u done by not selecting dinho????

  27. Anonymous says:

    I THINK DUNGA IS STILL REMEMBERING THE EMBARRASSIN BEAT RONALDINHO PUT ON HIM AS A YOUTH…DUNGA LET THE PAST BE THE PAST AND PUT COUNTRY FIRST NOT YOURSELF….RONALDINHO CAN CHANGE ANY GAME AT ANY TIME

  28. Nametso,Botswana says:

    How do we watch soccer without the likes of Ronaldino,Dunga please reverse your thinking,Zidane resigned who are we going to watch if none of this two players are not part of the world cup.

  29. Anonymous says:

    IMO, Diego and Pato are the biggest surprises! Brazil have no need for Ronaldinho as long as Kaka stays fit.

  30. Anonymous says:

    DUNGA I THINK U R SELECT THE POOR SQUAD 4 TIS YEAR PLZ CHANGE UR SQUAD BCOZ U NVR ALLOW RONALDINHO N PATO 2 PLAY AT FIFA WORLD CUP 2010…..THE 2 PLAYER R THE KEY PLAYER 2 BRAZILIAN SQUAD ..PLZ ALLOW THEY 2 PLAY ..IF NT U R THE BLUNDER OF THE YEAR ……..?

    RONALDINHO FAN

  31. Kakarot says:

    Ronaldhino is not completely out of the world cup, because Dunga said, if one of his players get`s injured during the world cup, then Ronaldhino will take the in jured players place, well that`s if one of the injured players is a midfielder or and attacker.

    Although Pato is out, no chance for him until 2014 world cup.

  32. vg says:

    how the hell can he leave out the o-phenomeno ronaldo……….. dunga is a very bad selector…

  33. zeed says:

    Ronaldhino, please Dunga, juss say u are joking. Today is the 9th of June, games kick off on the 11th!!

  34. t3rRoRoOo says:

    What to say,idiotic move…no Dinho no fun :\

  35. Joshua says:

    Dunga, all I can say is I hope you don’t lose the 2010 world cup, if you do, I am sure Brazil will not forget it.
    Can you afford to leave some of the most talented player out of the squad?
    All I can say may God Bless and help the Brazilian squad.

  36. focuzonthegame says:

    This is bullshit wot is dunga thinkin we want Ronaldinho!

  37. Ronaldino, Pato, Neymar may become the disasterious career mistake, which Dungo has ever done in his life, as I have seen Dunga as a player and a captain he was excellent in that field but I have a doubt that if he will lose his post after the world cup if Brazil lost its important games against the great teams

  38. I hope that brazil win this world cup as I have seen that most important players are left behind like esclori as he left Romario now Dungo has selected Ronaldino, Pato, Neymar. It is the biggest mistake of his career not to select these greatest player of all time

  39. This is bullshit of I dont remember his name the young guy lefty no6 of brazil if Ronaldino and pato was in his place Brasil might have been a better team. what about junenio. in this team unfortunately Brazil doesnt have strike to strike the ball of Foul or corner properly as junenio, Ronadhino or Roberto carlos used to make goals
    very badddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

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