01 March 2012

Brazil thinks Alves for the London Games

Barça right-back can be charged even if the season finally is one of the elect to strengthen Brazil in the Olympics.

The Brazilian full-back of FC Barcelona, Dani Alves, is on the agenda of the coach 'canarinho', Ney Franco, to integrate the selection that will go to the Olympics in 2012. The gold in the discipline of football is the great unfinished business of Brazil and the combined sudameridano be reinforced with three players aged over 23 luxury to give consistency to a team that will feature rising stars such as Neymar and Ganso.

For now, Ney Franco has occupied one of three places with Thiago Silva, centre-back of Milan. Olympic coach confident defender, a 'wardrobe' of 1.83 and with experience in a highly competitive football Italian, both domestically and internationally.

Now calibrate the possibility of recruiting another defender, Alves, to give greater consistency to the last line of equipment. The presence of the Barcelona Olympic table would give added value to be a player who has won everything and also can develop in various demarcations. Third place would still be in the air.

The truth is that all of Brazil coach, Mano Menezes, has always relied on Alves as demonstrated since he took the reins of the 'Seleçao', giving the title in the right lane.

Brazil, for now, partly as the favorite in the Olympics with Spain. The selections have already got the ticket for London are Belarus, Switzerland and hosts, Great Britain (for Europe), Morocco, Egypt and Gabon (for Africa), South Korea (for Asia) and Uruguay (South America). Still remain to be assigned six teams.

Brazil, with the help of Neymar, Ganso, Thiago Silva and possibly Alves, hopes to take over from Argentina, who won gold in the last two editions: Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Will not defend gold in London in 2012 for failing to qualify.

That will not be in the next summer games will be Ronaldinho, who despite being in the latest calls for Menezes, is not performing to the level expected. In addition, the crack of Flamengo and now had his chance in Beijing 2008. (via SPORT)