Brazil roster unveiled for Bolivia friendly

Rio de Janeiro, April 3 (IANS) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari called up an 18-man squad formed only by players from Brazilian clubs to play a friendly at Bolivia Saturday.

Part of the proceeds from the friendly will go to the family of 14-year-old Kevin Beltran Espada who was killed at a Copa Libertadores match in February, reports Xinhua.

While the roster includes the name of 2002 World Cup participant Ronaldinho, 23-year-old midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso is still missing from the team.

Sao Paulo player Ganso lost his playmaker position after he underwent a knee surgery last May.


Goalkeepers: Matheus Vidotto (Corinthians), Jefferson (Botafogo).

Defenders: Douglas Santos (Nautico), Andre Santos (Gremio), Rever (Atletico Mineiro), Doria (Botafogo), Dede (Vasco).

Midfielders: Jean (Fluminense), Arouca (Santos), Ralf (Corinthians), Paulinho (Corinthians), Jadson (Sao Paulo).

Strikers: Neymar (Santos), Leandro Damiao (Internacional), Leandro (Palmeiras), Ronaldinho (Atletico Mineiro), Alexandro Pato (Corinthians), Osvaldo (Sao Paulo).

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