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Monday, November 28, 2011

Santos Name Squad For Club World Cup 2011 in Japan

Santos coach Muricy Ramalho announced his 23 man roster for the Club World Cup which kicks off in Japan starting December 8. Santos will be without defender Adriano due to injury. Other teams in the tournament are Barcelona (Spain), Monterrey (Mexico), Al-Sadd (Qatar), Esperance (Tunisia), Auckland City (New Zealand) and the presently undetermined winner of the 2011 J League from the host nation. The tournament represents an opportunity for Neymar and Ganso to shine on the world stage and for Muricy Ramalho to showcase his defensive tactical ability, particularly in the event that Santos are given the challenge of stopping Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

The Santos squad is as follows:


Bruno Aguiar
Bruno Rodrigo
Edu Dracena
Vinicius Simon

Anderson Carvalho
Felipe Anderson

Alan Kardec

1 comment:

  1. Club World Cup, as we should know, is a very essential emulation for Brazil. In the disarray phase of Brazil in the Continental Copa America, one good thing should come out of this competition-by Brazil winning it in high gear. Due to disappointment of the present squad, with Mano Menezes' trial and error phase, many Brazilians need to reassert their worth in the squad-in view of performing like the 1982 squad. In fact, winning any competition prior to 2014 is, to this effect, a plus for Brazil. Even though I believe that 2014 is not near yet, the re-establishment of the squad must make a point to be above Spain and Germany in tactics. Therefore, the playmakers have to be in an up-tempo in terms of sharpening up their skills in attack. The evident hypothesis is that: will Neymar, Pato, Robinho, Ronaldinho, Ganso, etc,-can solidify team fusion to a new level. yes, there's much time, but it's of paramount importance that World Cup Ranking is to be envisaged; whether the accumulation in numerical position is not mutated-before 2003-Brazil could be in trouble facing power-house teams like Spain and Germany, the favorites for 2014. In retrospection, Brazil in the Continental Copa America, were more than a disarray in tactics to me-by failing to reach the Final by succumbing to Paraguay. The playmakers in Brazil must step up in the game! [www.22222.webs.com for Ideology and Soccer Views]-I wish them 'good luck' in the Club World Cup 2011!