Thursday, 25 September 2008

City trio in Brazil squad

City's three Brazil stars (pace Glauber Berti) are all included in Dunga's squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Robinho, Elano and Jô all made the cut, while former City transfer target Ronaldinho has been dropped. Unfortunately for City fans, the inclusions of Mancini, Kaka and Pato may push Elano and Jô down the pecking order somewhat.

On Sunday 12th October, Brazil travel to Venezuela for what I think is a 21.30 BST kickoff. The second game is Colombia at home on the evening of Wednesday 15th. I fear the kick off will be 01.50 BST (on Thursday morning). I'll try to watch at least one of these games and report on it here, work/social life permitting.


Angelo said...
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Da C.I.A. said...

Its almost impossible for Elano be one of the starting 11!
As good as him or better than, on midfield, there´s a lot of players: Renato, Baptista, Daniel Alves, Mancini, Kaká, Diego, Ânderson, Edu, Denílson. ( in Brazil, Elano also plays as a defensive midfielder ).

On the other hand, we don´t have many good "killers". Even knowing that Jô is not that typical "number 9" we like to see, he is not so distant as Elano to become one of the 11s. ( Dunga dislikes Pato and Luis Fabiano )