It isn't Brazil's B team, exactly. But it isn't the A team, either. Maybe call it the A-minus team.
Embattled Brazilian head coach Dunga announced his final 23-man roster for the 2016 Copa America Centenario in the United States on Thursday, about two weeks before he was required to do so. His final squad will not include Barcelona star Neymar or defenders Marcelo (Real Madrid), Thiago Silva and David Luiz (both Paris Saint-Germain) as they had all been left off the 40-man provisional roster – most likely so three of them can serve as the overage players at the Under-23 Olympic tournament in Brazil in August.
But Dunga nonetheless omitted several major names like Orlando City's Kaka, PSG's Lucas Moura, Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, Chelsea's Oscar and Manchester City's Fernandinho.
In their stead, what he called up was not a young team, exactly, with an average age of 26, but a fairly inexperienced one nonetheless. A full 13 of the 23 players have represented their country fewer than 10Read More »from Brazil's Copa America Centenario roster looks to be experimental