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Last Updated: Monday, 15 May 2006, 15:10 GMT 16:10 UK
Brazil boast impressive Cup squad
Lyon defender Cris
Cris comes into the squad in place of injured defender Roque Junior
Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira avoided any major surprises as the champions named their World Cup squad.

Parreira has already picked his starting XI for the opening match of the campaign against Croatia and the extra 12 names proved much as expected.

Rogerio Ceni, who has scored more than 50 goals, was named as third-choice goalkeeper with Marcos injured.

There was no place for central defender Roque Junior who was injured and has been replaced by Lyon's Cris.

And striker Fred has been given the nod ahead of Real Betis' Ricardo Oliveira having made a dramatic impact following his move to Lyon from Cruzeiro.

Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva is the only British-based player in the squad.

"A lot of excellent players have missed out, but we can't contemplate everyone," said Parreira, who warned against underestimating the opposition at the finals.

"We know the World Cup is a treacherous competition. There are just seven games, it's knockout from the fourth game onwards and the technically weaker teams can spring surprises.

"We have to treat each game as a final and give each opponent our full respect, otherwise anybody could surprise us."

Asked if he had considered the possibility of an early exit, he replied: "Not at all, we just think about winning.

"We don't allow negative thoughts anywhere near us. Nobody is prepared for a defeat, we are prepared to win."

Sao Paulo skipper Rogerio Ceni and Corinthians midfielder Ricardinho are the only members of the squad who ply their trade in Brazil.


Goalkeepers: Dida (AC Milan), Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Rogerio Ceni (Sao Paulo)

Defenders: Cafu (AC Milan), Cicinho (Real Madrid), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Juan (Bayer Leverkusen), Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid), Gilberto (Hertha Berlin), Cris (Olympique Lyon), Luisao (Benfica)

Midfielders: Edmilson (Barcelona), Juninho Pernambucano (Olympique Lyon), Emerson (Juventus), Ze Roberto (Bayern Munich), Gilberto Silva (Arsenal), Kaka (AC Milan), Ricardinho (Corinthians)

Forwards: Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Robinho (Real Madrid), Ronaldinho (Barcelona), Adriano (Inter Milan), Fred (Olympique Lyon).



SEE ALSO
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