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Dunga ignores Ronaldinho
May 11th, 2010 2:34PM

TAGS:  brazil, world cup


[BRAZIL] There's no Ronaldinho, and no Pato Alexandre and no Adriano and no Neymar in Brazil's 23-player roster for the World Cup. The surprise inclusion: Wolfsburg forward Grafite.

Brazil coach Dunga's decision to not take Ronaldinho, who played well for AC Milan for parts of the 2010 Italian season, was not unexpected.

"There is no doubt about Ronaldinho's ability," aid Dunga, "but I have to make decisions based on what has happened on the pitch," he said.

Adriano, who has struggled with off-the-field problems, was probably the most difficult choice Dunga had to make.

"We gave Adriano several chances," Dunga said, "but there was a point at which we had to make a decision for the benefit of the group, for collective benefit."

Brazil Roster:
Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan, Italy), Gomes (Tottenham, England) and Doni (Roma, Italy)
Defenders: Juan (Roma, Italy), Lucio (Inter Milan, Italy), Luisao (Benfica, Portugal), Thiago Silva (Milan, Italy), Maicon (Inter Milan, Italy), Dani Alves (Barcelona, Spain), Gilberto (Cruzeiro, Brazil), Michel Bastos (Lyon, France)
Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos, Greece), Felipe Melo (Juventus, Italy), Josue (Wolfsburg, Germany), Kleberson (Flamengo, Brazil), Elano (Galatasaray, Turkey), Ramires (Benfica, Portugal), Kaka (Real Madrid, Spain) and Julio Baptista (Roma, Italy)
Strikers: Luis Fabiano (Sevilla, Spain), Nilmar (Villarreal, Spain), Robinho (Santos, Brazil), Grafite (Wolfsburg, Germany)

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