Wednesday March 14 2012
Serie A stars for Brazil Olympics

A host of Serie A stars are in the long-list of players set for Brazil’s 2012 Olympics campaign, including Julio Cesar, Thiago Silva and Alexandre Pato.

Coach Mano Menezes can count on anyone born after January 1 1989 and has released a long-list of 52 players, which will eventually be reduced to 23.

Among the familiar faces to Serie A are Inter’s Julio Cesar, Philippe Coutinho and Juan Jesus, Milan stars Pato and Thiago Silva, Lazio midfielder Hernanes and Novara defender Gabriel Silva.

Goalkeepers: Diego Alves (Valencia), Gabriel (Cruzeiro), Jefferson (Botafogo), Julio Cesar (Inter), Neto (Fiorentina), Rafael Cabral (Santos),Renan Ribeiro (Atletico-MG).
Full-backs: Adriano (Barcelona), Alex Sandro (Porto), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Danilo (Porto), Fagner (Vasco), Gabriel Silva (Novara), Gallardo (Flamengo), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Rafael (Manchester United)
Centre-backs: Bruno Uvini (Tottenham), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dede (Vasco), Juan Jesus (Inter), Lucas Mendes (Coritiba), Luisão (Benfica), Marquinhos (Corinthians), Romario (International), Thiago Silva (Milan)
Midfielders: Allan (Vasco), Elias (Sporting), Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk), Fernando (Gremio), Romulo (Vasco), Sandro (Tottenham).
Creative midfielders: Bernard (Atletico-MG), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk), Dudu (Dynamo Kiev), Elkeson (Botafogo), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Giuliano (Dnipro), Hernanes (Lazio), Lucas (Sao Paulo) Oscar (International), Philippe Coutinho (Espanyol).
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (Milan), Andre (Atletico-MG), Henrique (Granada), Hulk (Porto), Jonas (Valencia), Leandro Damiao (International), Neymar (Santos), Ronaldinho (Flamengo), Wellington (Fluminense), Willian Josè (San Paolo).

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