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Brazil’s 23-man roster out; Toronto’s Cesar in, Kaka & Ronaldinho out

Brazil v Spain: Final - FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 30: Neymar of Brazil holds the FIFA Confederations Cup trophy after the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain at Maracana on June 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

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Who will be repping the gold and blue at Brazil’s home World Cup this summer? The picture’s clear thanks to Luiz Felipe Scolari’s roster release.

Kaka and Ronaldinho are the biggest names to not be on the list, as Scolari has the luxury of leaving off two former World Players of the Year. The team, as usual, is stacked.

Here’s the roster, with Starting XI “help” from the staff of Toronto FC:

Congratulations to Julio Cesar! He will be representing #Brazil @CBF_Futebol at the #2014WorldCup. #TFClive pic.twitter.com/WI8Gdmxyb1

— Toronto FC (@torontofc) May 7, 2014


Full list:

GOALKEEPERS: Julio Cesar (Toronto FC), Jefferson (Botafogo), Victor (Atlético Mineiro)

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

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

FORWARDS: Hulk (Zenit), Neymar (Barcelona), Fred (Fluminense), Jô (Atlético Mineiro), Bernard (Shaktar Donetsk)

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