May 15, 2008 / 6:40 PM / in 10 years

Brazil squad for U.S. tour and World Cup qualifiers

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil named their squad on Thursday for friendly internationals against Canada and Venezuela in the United States and World Cup qualifiers away to Paraguay and at home to Argentina.

Turkey's Kazim (R) challenges Brazil's Alex Costa during their friendly match in Dortmund June 5, 2007. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Brazil place Canada in Seattle on May 31, Venezuela in Boston on June 6, Paraguay in Asuncion on June 15 and Argentina in Belo Horizonte on June 18.

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Doni (AS Roma), Diego Alves (Almeria).

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Sevilla), Maicon (Inter Milan), Gilberto (Hertha Berlin), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Kleber (Santos), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Alex Costa (Chelsea), Juan (AS Roma), Luisao (Benfica).

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

Forwards: Adriano (Sao Paulo), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Julio Baptista (Real Madrid), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Rafael Sobis (Real Betis), Robinho (Real Madrid).

Reporting by Brian Homewood; Editing by Alan Baldwin

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