Senior team won't play in CONCACAF tourney

June 24, 2003
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil confirmed on Tuesday that it will send an under-23 team and not the senior side to the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States and Mexico.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said under-23 coach Ricardo Gomes would include two foreign-based and 16 home-based in the squad for the tournament, which will take place from July 12-27.

The CBF said on its website that Gomes, who played for Brazil at the 1990 World Cup, had named Barcelona's Thiago Motta and ...

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