Menezes trims down Brazil Olympic squad
The 49-year-old trainer has opted to leave out some big names such as former Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldinho, Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar and Lazio midfielder Hernanes.
Menezes will announce his final 18-man squad on July 6, meaning that he will have to drop a further 14 players.
Brazil's 35-man squad:
Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Neto (Fiorentina), Rafael Cabral (Santos), Gabriel (Milan), Renan Ribeiro (Atlético-MG), Diego Alves (Valencia)
Defenders: Danilo (Porto), Dani Alves (Barcelona), Rafael (Manchester United), Alex Sandro (Porto), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Fágner (Vasco), Lucas Mendes (Coritiba), Thiago Silva (Milan), Dedé (Vasco), Marquinhos (Corinthians), David Luiz (Chelsea), Bruno Uvini (São Paulo), Juan (Inter Milan)
Midfielders: Sandro Ranieri (Tottenham), Fernando (Grêmio), Rômulo (Vasco), Casemiro (São Paulo), Lucas Moura (São Paulo), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk), Philippe Coutinho (Espanyol), Giuliano (Dnipro), Oscar (Internacional), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos)
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (Milan), Neymar (Santos), Leandro Damião (Internacional), Wellington Nem (Fluminense), André Ribeiro (Atlético-MG), Hulk (Porto)
Olympic rules state that only three players over the age of 23 can be included in each squad, and those that have been selected by Mano Menezes are:
Jefferson (Botafogo), Thiago Silva (Milan), David Luiz (Chelsea), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Hulk (Porto), Diego Alves (Valencia), Dedé (Vasco), Dani Alves (Barcelona)