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Dunga Drops Alves & Marcelo From Brazil Squad

New Brazil coach, Carlos Dunga, has dropped Dani Alves and Marcelo from his first squad as Selecao coach.

Dunga rung the changes with just ten players retained from Brazil's World Cup squad and 12 new faces.

The 50-year-old was re-appointed to the role last month after Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned following Brazil’s disappointing end to the World Cup.

Dunga’s first game in charge will be a friendly against World Cup surprise Colombia around their superstar James Rodriguez on 05 September before they will face Ecuador four days later.

Dunga called up 22 players and the La Liga stars, Alves and Marcelo, were his biggest omissions, while Filipe Luis, Miranda, Philippe Coutinho and Marquinhos were the biggest new additions to the squad.

The new Selecao boss also called up Neymar, with the Barcelona forward having recovered from his back injry he suffered in Brazil’s last game against Colombia.

Here is Brazil’s full squad:  

Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Rafael Cabral (Napoli);

Defenders: Alex Sandro (Porto), Danilo (Porto), David Luiz (PSG), Filipe Luis (Chelsea), Gil (Corinthians), Maicon (Roma), Marquinhos (PSG), Miranda (Atletico Madrid);

Midfielders: Elias (Corinthians), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Ramires (Chelsea);

Forwards: Diego Tardelli (Atletico Mineiro), Everton Ribeiro (Cruzeiro), Hulk (Zenit), Neymar (Barcelona), Oscar (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Ricardo Goulart (Cruzeiro), Willian (Chelsea).

What do you make of this Brazil squad and which names are you missing? Have your say in the comment section below.


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