World Cup qualifying

Dunga pledges to keep winning

September 26, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Brazil coach Dunga has named a 24-man squad ahead of the final two games in the South American World Cup qualifiers as he looks forward to South Africa 2010. Brazil play at altitude in Bolivia on October 11, and three days later they host Venezuela.

"We called more players for that reason. We have two games ahead and the first one is very wearing, but we'll try to do our best in Bolivia,'' he said. "We will make a decision following the condition the players have at that point.

"Despite we have already qualified, we're Brazil and we have to win always. We try to keep the group and give chances to some new players.''

Werder Bremen defender Naldo receives a first call-up for two years and Spartak Moscow midfielder Alex is also selected.

Brazil squad: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Victor (Gremio), Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Filipe (La Coruna), A Santos (Fenerbahce), Luisao (Benfica), Miranda (Sao Paulo), Lucio (Inter Milan), Juan (Roma), Naldo (Werder Bremen), Josue (Wolfsburg), G Silva (Panathinaikos), Lucas (Liverpool), Sandro (Internacional), Elano (Galatasaray), Ramires (Benfica), Alex (Spartak Moscow), Kaka (Real Madrid), D Souza (Palmeiras), Nilmar (Villarreal), D Tardelli (Atletico Mineiro), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Adriano (Flamengo).