Lazio’s Felipe Anderson Named In Brazil Olympic Squad

Felipe Anderson

Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson has been included as one of four European-based players in Brazil’s football squad for next month’s Olympic Games.

The 23-year-old announced his availability for the tournament on Facebook and his inclusion in the final 22-man squad was confirmed by the Brazilian Football Confederation on Thursday.

Other players from European clubs to be named were central defender Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Rafael Alcantara (Barcelona) and Neymar (Barcelona).

Meanwhile Beijing Guoan midfielder Renato Augusto was called up in place of injured Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa and Gremio’s Walace took the place of Fred, after Shakhtar Donetsk refused to release the midfielder.

An Olympic gold medal is the only major international football accolade that Brazil are yet to win.

Rogerio Micale’s team have been drawn in Group A of the Rio 2016 tournament alongside South Africa, Iraq and Denmark.


Goalkeepers: Fernando Prass (Palmeiras), Uilson (Atletico Mineiro)

Defenders: Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo), Luan (Vasco da Gama), William (Internacional), Douglas Santos (Atletico Mineiro), Zeca (Santos)

Midfielders: Walace (Gremio), Rodrigo Dourado (Internacional), Thiago Maia (Santos), Rafael Alcantara (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Felipe Anderson (Lazio)

Forwards: Neymar Jr Barcelona, Gabriel (Santos), Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras), Luan (Gremio).

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