Brazil training squad announced for 2015 South American Under-17 Football ChampionshipLocal residents react after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at the fan zone in Recife on 28th June, 2014
Brazil under-17 Head Coach Caio Zanardi has announced a 28 man squad to take part in a 15 day training camp ahead of the 2015 South American Under-17 Football Championship.
The sessions will take place at the Spa Sport Itu training complex and will allow Zanardi to pick out which five players to cut for his final 23 man squad, which will travel to Paraguay on 3rd March.
For the tournament, Brazil have been drawn in Group A alongside Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and hosts Paraguay. To progress to the Final stage, where they could meet holders Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador or Chile, they must finish in the top three of their section.
Brazil’s first match will be against Colombia at Feliciano Cáceres. They then face Paraguay and Venezuela (both at Deportivo Capiatá), before ending with Peru (Feliciano Cáceres).
Goalkeepers: Bruno (Coritiba), Carlinhos (Portuguesa), Juliano (Atlético Paranaense)
Defenders: Alan (Vasco da Gama), Caique (São Paulo), Kleber (Flamengo), Matheus Fauth (Internacional), Adryelson (Sport Recife), Léo (Corinthians), Ronaldo (Cruzeiro), Thiago (Palmeiras), Zé Marcos (Atlético Paranaense)
Midfielders: Andrey (Vasco da Gama), Jean (Grêmio), Lincoln (Grêmio), Marco Túlio (Atlético Mineiro), Matheus Fernandes (Botafogo), Matheus Pereira (Corinthians), Mauro Júnior (Desportivo Brasil), Renan (Corinthians), Riuler (Atlético Paranaense)
Forwards: Cristiano (Bahia), Eronildo (Vitória), Evander (Vasco da Gama), Leandro (Ponte Preta), Leo Jabá (Corinthians), Loran (Fluminense), Ramon (Fluminense)