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Copa America champ Brazil face Algeria
August 22nd, 2007 7AM

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In its first action since lifting this summer's Copa America, Brazil faces Algeria in a friendly in Montpellier, France on Wednesday. (TV live: 12:30 pm ET Fox Soccer Channel & Fox Sports en Espanol). Brazil stars Ronaldinho and Kaka, who chose to skip the Copa, are expected to be used as subs. Coach Dunga is expected to start players who played in the Copa America, where Brazil downed Argentina in the final, 3-0.

Robinho and Vagner Love are expected to lead the attack with support from Julio Bapstista.

BRAZIL STARTERS -- Doni; Maico, Alex Silva, Naldo, Kleber; Mineiro, Josue, Elano, Julio Baptista; Robinho, Vagner Love.

Algeria's French coach Jean-Michel Cavalli has called up 14 Europe-based players.

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