Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Edu Dracena Named to Brasil National Team

Fenerbahce star Edu Dracena has been named to the Brasilian National Team for their upcoming games in the Copa America Tournament. The preliminary squad, named by Coach Dunga on Monday, will not feature Brasilian stars Kaka and Ronaldhino.

Brasil, who won the cup last year, will attempt to defend their title in this year's Copa America held June 26 - July 15 in Venezuela. The 34-man squad will eventually be cut down to 22 footballers. Kaka and Ronaldhino both asked to be excused from this year's competition.

Brasil will open their play against Mexico on June 27 in Group B play. Dracena joined Fenerbahce after being transferred for approximately 5.7 Million Euros from Cruzeiro Esporte Clube in 2006. Dracena has made several appearances wearing the Brasil national shirt before, and he was a pivotal member of Brasil's U-20 and U-23 national teams.

Tebrikler, Edu Dracena!


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