Kaka & Ronaldinho left out of Brazil squad for Confederations Cup

The pair are just two of several big-name casualties, with Alexandre Pato, Ganso, Ramires and Rafael also having been omitted from Luiz Scolari’s 23-man panel

Former Ballon d’Or winners Kaka and Ronaldinho have both been left out of the Brazil squad for this summer’s Confederations Cup.

The Real Madrid midfielder and Atletico Mineiro attacker are among a long list of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s culled casualties. Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato, Sao Paulo playmaker Ganso and Manchester United full-back Rafael have also been omitted from the Selecao’s 23-strong squad for the tournament.

There is no room for Chelsea’s Ramires but Blues team-mate David Luiz has been called upon, as has relegated QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

Bayern Munich duo Dante and Luiz Gustavo have both been summoned, while Neymar is the star attraction in a stellar attacking quintet that also features Leandro Damiao, Hulk, Lucas Moura and Fred.

Barcelona full-back Dani Alves has a place in Felipao’s squad despite being criticised this year for his form dropping, while Thiago Silva has secured a spot in the home tournament having ledc Paris Saint-Germain to success this season.

Tournament hosts Brazil have been drawn in the same group as Italy, Mexico and Japan and will kick-off the defence of their Confederations Cup crown against the latter of the trio on June 15.

Diego Cavalieri Fluminense
Jefferson Botafogo
Julio Cesar QPR
Dani Alves Barcelona
Filipe Luis Vasco da Gama
Marcelo Real Madrid
Jean Fluminense
David Luiz Chelsea
Dante Bayern Munich
Rever Atletico Mineiro
Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain
Fernando Gremio
Jadson Sao Paulo
Hernanes Lazio
Luiz Gustavo Bayern Munich
Oscar Chelsea
Paulinho Corinthians
Bernard Atletico Mineiro
Fred Fluminense
Hulk Zenit St Petersburg
Lucas Moura Paris Saint-Germain
Neymar Santos
Leandro Damiao Internacional

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