Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva, PSG’s Lucas Moura in Brazil standby squad

Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has named a seven-man standby squad for his World Cup roster.

Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has named a seven-man standby squad for his World Cup roster.

Last week, Scolari announced an initial 23-man squad for next month’s tournament and has now added a further seven players to train with the squad in the lead-up.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva and Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura have both been included while Atletico Madrid pair Miranda and Filipe Luis were also added.

Making up the seven is Sao Paulo’s Alan Kardec, Bayern Munich’s Rafinha and Fluminense’s Diego Cavalieri.

Brazil take on Panama and Serbia in warm-up matches before kicking off their 2014 World Cup campaign with the opening game against Croatia on June 12.

Brazil 2014 World Cup squad

Goalkeepers

Jefferson (Botafogo)
Julio Cesar (Toronto FC)
Victor (Atletico MG)

Defenders

Dante (Bayern Munich)
David Luiz (Chelsea)
Henrique (Napoli)
Thiago Silva (PSG)
Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Maicon (Roma)
Marcelo (Real Madrid), Maxwell (PSG)

Midfielders

Fernandinho (Manchester City)
Hernanes (Inter)
Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg)
Oscar (Chelsea)
Paulinho (Tottenham)
Ramires (Chelsea)
Willian (Chelsea)

Forwards

Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Fred (Fluminense)
Hulk (Zenit)
Jo (Atletico MG)
Neymar (Barcelona)

Standby players

Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Alan Kardec (Sao Paulo), Lucas Moura (PSG), Rafinha (Bayern Munchen), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Miranda (Atletico Madrid), Diego Cavalieri (Fluminense)

 
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