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Quite literally, apparently:

Jack Lang at Snap! Kaka and Pop has the full list here. It’s who’s not on the list that has caused a stir in Brazil and around the football world. No Kaka. No Ronaldinho. No Ramires. No Coutinho. And no Rafael. This might be an expression of depth, but it’s also a sign of different thinking under Felipe Scolari:

To that end though, it’s an intriguing list. Lucas Moura made the cut, as did Oscar and Hermanes. There are a lot of defenders too. In the end, it’s the Confederations Cup. Despite the considerable allure, it’s a test run, a friendly tournament. Some intense playing minutes together in 2013 doesn’t set anything in stone for 2014. It strengthens Brazil’s considerable depth. No need to panic.

Comments (3)

  1. scolari knows his shit. as opposed to most coaches. when someone does something well, the mediocre majority reacts.

  2. Not shocked about the Kaka and Ronaldinho omissions. Ramires was a big surprise. Thought he’d be a good second half sub when leading a match.

  3. Maybe it’s just me, but that is a heavily tilted domestic squad. Don’t think it’s intended necessarily as a B team either as much as it is an experiment in a new direction.

    Gravitation pull is starting to move in the opposite direction…

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