Kaka, Alexandre Pato and Robinho headline Brazil's roster

May 15, 2008

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Kaka, Alexandre Pato and Robinho headline Brazil's roster for upcoming exhibition games in the United States and a pair of World Cup qualifiers.

Ronaldinho was not on the roster announced Thursday by coach Dunga. Adriano will be part of the team for the qualifiers but will miss the two-match trip to the United States by the South American champions.

Brazil plays Canada at Seattle on May 31 and Venezuela at Foxborough, Mass., on June 6. It then has qualifiers at Paraguay on June 15 and against Argentina at Belo Horizonte on June 18.

The roster:

Goalkeepers: Diego Alves (Almeria, Spain), Doni (AS Roma, Italy), Julio Cesar (Internazionale of Milan, Italy)

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Sevilla, Spain), Alex Costa (Chelsea, England), Gilberto (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Juan (AS Roma, Italy), Kleber (Santos), Lucio (Bayern Munich, Germany), Luisao (Benfica, Portugal), Maicon (Internazionale of Milan, Italy), x-Marcelo (Real Madrid, Spain)

Midfielders: Anderson (Manchester United, England), Diego (Werder Bremen, Germany), Elano (Manchester City, England), Josue (Wolfsburg, Germany), Kaka (AC Milan, Italy), Mineiro (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Gilberto Silva (Arsenal, England)

Forwards: y-Adriano (Sao Paulo), Julio Baptista (Real Madrid, Spain), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla, Spain), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan, Italy), Robinho (Real Madrid, Spain), x-Rafael Sobis (Real Betis, Spain)

x-exhibitions only

y-qualifiers only


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