RIO DE JANEIRO - Tottenham Hotspur's new
recruit Sandro was named on Friday in a 22-man Brazil squad of
European-based players for a training camp in Barcelona next
Midfielder Sandro, who has one cap, helped Internacional win
the South American Libertadores Cup this week in his last match
for the Brazilian club before moving to Spurs.
Brazil coach Mano Menezes, unable to secure top level
opposition for friendlies on the FIFA dates set aside for the
Euro 2012 qualifiers, preferred to hold a training camp from
September 2 to 8 rather than seek lower ranked rivals.
Menezes, whose team beat the United States 2-0 in New Jersey
in his first match in charge on August 11, did not pick home-based
players whose teams are involved in the Brazilian championship.
These include Santos's 18-year-old winger Neymar, who on
Thursday announced he would stay in Brazil rather than join
Chelsea who had been courting him for several weeks.
Midfielders Douglas Costa of Shakhtar Donetsk and Philippe
Coutinho of Inter Milan were called up for the first time.
Goalkeepers: Diego (Almeria), Gomes (Tottenham Hotspur)
Defenders: Alex (Chelsea), Henrique (Racing Santander),
Thiago Silva (AC Milan), David Luiz (Benfica), Andre Santos
(Fenerbahce), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid),
Rafael (Manchester United)
Midfielders: Douglas Costa, Fernandinho (both Shakhtar
Donetsk), Hernanes (Lazio), Lucas (Liverpool), Ramires
(Chelsea), Sandro (Tottenham Hotspur), Philippe Coutinho (Inter
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Andre (Dynamo Kiev),
Carlos Eduardo (Hoffenheim), Hulk (Porto), Robinho (Manchester
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