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: