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Global Aug 14, 2015

Brazil names roster for September friendly at Red Bull Arena

HARRISON, N.J. (Via New York Red Bulls) – The Brazilian Football Confederation has announced the roster for the Brazil Men’s National Team International Friendlies in September, including the September 5 match against Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena.

The roster features 11 players that were part of Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, including Neymar Jr, Oscar and David Luis. Kaka, who joined MLS’ Orlando City SC ahead of the 2015 season, was also named to the roster. Kaka has 89 appearances for Brazil, including three World Cups. Kaka will make two trips to Red Bull Arena in September, as the Red Bulls host Orlando City SC on Friday, September 25.

Brazil, the only nation to win the FIFA World Cup a total of five times, are coached by Dunga and finished in fourth place in last year’s World Cup at home in Brazil.

The roster also represents some of the biggest clubs in the world, including FC Barcelona (Dani Alves, Neymar), Manchester City (Fernandinho), Real Madrid (Danilo), Chelsea FC (Ramires, Oscar, Willian) and FC Bayern Munich (Douglas Costa).

Brazil Roster
Player                    Club
Jefferson                Botafogo (Brazil)
Marcelo Grohe        Grêmio (Brazil)
Alisson                   Internacional (Brazil)
David Luiz              Paris Saint-Germain (France)
Marquinhos             Paris Saint-Germain (France)
Miranda                  Inter Milan (Italy)
Gabriel Paulista      Arsenal (England)
Daniel Alves           Barcelona (Spain)
Luis Filipe               Atletico Madrid (Spain)
Danilo                    Real Madrid (Spain)
Douglas Santos      Atlético Mineiro (Brazil)
Luis Gustavo          VFL Wolfsburg (Germany)
Fernandinho            Manchester City (England)
Elias                      Corinthians (Brazil)
Ramires                 Chelsea FC (England)
Oscar                     Chelsea FC (England)
Roberto Firmino       Liverpool (England)
Willian                    Chelsea FC (England)
Kaka                       Orlando City SC (MLS)
Lucas Lima             Santos (Brazil)
Neymar Junior         Barcelona (Spain)
Lucas Moura            Paris Saint-Germain (France)        
Hulk                        Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Douglas Costa         FC Bayern Munich (Germany)