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South Africa name training squad

South Africa's Kermit Erasmus
Kermit Erasmus is part of South Africa's squad for a training camp in Brazil

South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has included 19-year-old Kermit Erasmus in a 29-man squad for a pre-World Cup training camp in Brazil.

The Brazilian coach also insisted it was 'not the end of the world' after the World Cup hosts drew 1-1 with lowly Namibia on Wednesday.

Erasmus and Daylon Claasen, who both play in the Netherlands, as the only two foreign-based players in the squad.

South Africa are heading to Brazil for a month long training camp next week.

Bafana Bafana will also have camps in Germany in April and back in South Africa in May ahead of the World Cup that kicks off on 11 June.

The hosts will play Mexico, Uruguay and France at the World Cup.

South Africa training squad:

Goalkeepers: Emile Baron (SuperSport United), Moeneeb Josephs (Orlando Pirates), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)

Defenders: Matthew Booth, Siboniso Gaxa, Siyanda Xulu, Innocent Mdledle (all Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongani Khumalo (SuperSport), Thabo Nthethe (Bloemfontein Celtic), Siyabonga Sangweni, Lucas Thwala (both Orlando Pirates)

Midfielders: Franklyn Cale, Surprise Moriri, Lebohang Mokoena (all Mamelodi Sundowns), Daylon Claasen (Ajax Amsterdam), Lance Davids (Ajax Cape Town, Holland), Andile Jali, Teko Modise (both Orlando Pirates), Thanduyise Khuboni (Golden Arrows), Daine Klate (SuperSport United), Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Siphiwe Tshabalala (both Kaizer Chiefs), Tlou Segolela (Bloemfontein Celtic)

Forwards: Kermit Erasmus (Excelsior Rotterdam, Holland), Thulasizwe Mbuyane, Gert Schalkwyk (both Orlando Pirates), Katlego Mphela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Richard Henyekane (Golden Arrows), Thulani Serero (Ajax Cape Town)

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