Tuesday May 14 2013
Hernanes in Confederations Cup squad

Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has named the Confederations Cup squad to face Italy, cutting Kaka and Ronaldinho, but including Lazio’s Hernanes.

It was believed the former Milan stars would be included in the tournament, but were left out of the final 23-man cut.

Lazio midfielder Hernanes has earned a call-up after breaking into the first team recently.

The Selecao are in Group A this summer against Japan, Mexico and Italy.

“I had some difficulty as there were many other good players who might have been included, but according to certain criteria I have selected this group,” explained Scolari.

“Theoretically we have a starting line-up. But it depends on the first days of training. We will see what conditions we are presented with, as some players are competing in national tournament finals and at the Libertadores.

“We have roughly outlined the starting line-up.”

Brazil squad for the 2013 Confederations Cup: Julio Cesar (QPR), Jefferson (Botafogo), Diego Cavalieri (Fluminense), Thiago Silva (PSG), Réver (Atlético-MG), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dante (Bayern), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Jean (Fluminense), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atlético Madrid), Fernando (Grêmio), Hernanes (Lazio), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern), Paulinho (Corinthians), Jadson (São Paulo), Oscar (Chelsea), Lucas (PSG), Hulk (Zenit), Bernard (Atlético-MG), Leandro Damião (Internacional), Fred (Fluminense) Neymar (Santos)

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