Brazil names World Cup roster


Luiz Felipe Scolari unveils Seleção, Brazil’s World Cup squad, which will pursue a sixth championship …

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Toronto FC), Jefferson (Botafogo), Victor (Atletico Mineiro).

Defenders: Dante (Bayern Munich), David Luiz (Chelsea), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Henrique (Napoli), Dani Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (Roma), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Maxwell (Paris Saint-Germain).

Midfielders: Fernandinho (Manchester City), Hernanes (Inter Milan), Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Oscar (Chelsea), Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur), Ramires (Chelsea), Willian (Chelsea).

Forwards: Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk), Fred (Fluminense), Hulk (Zenit St. Petersburg), Jo (Atletico Mineiro), Neymar (Barcelona).

Not selected: Robinho (AC Milan), Pato (Sao Paulo), Kaka (AC Milan), Felipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Lucas Moura (PSG), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool).

Likely starters: Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Luiz Gustavo, Pauliho; Hulk, Oscar, Neymar; Fred.

Ahead of the World Cup, Brazil will play home friendlies against Panama on June 3 in Goiania and Serbia on June 6 in Sao Paulo. The opener is June 12 against Croatia in Sao Paulo.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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