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By Lewis Rutledge.   Last Updated: 08/07/08 11:29am

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Anderson: Heading to Beijing

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Dunga has included three Premier League players in his 18-man Brazil squad for the Olympic Games.

Manchester United midfielder Anderson, Lucas of Liverpool and new Manchester City striker Jo have all been selected.

Real Madrid's Robinho and Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho - who is expected to leave Camp Nou this summer - have also made the cut.

World Player of the Year Kaka has been left out after Milan made it clear they would not release him for duty in Beijing.

The Rossoneri will lose 18-year-old starlet Alexandre Pato for the tournament, with clubs not allowed to prevent players under the age of 23 from participating.

Brazil kick off their Olympic campaign against Belgium on 7th August, before also facing hosts China and New Zealand in Group C.

Dunga's side will be among the favourites to win Gold in the final on 23rd August.


Diego (Almeria), Renan (Internacional); Marcelo (Real Madrid), Ilsinho (Shakhtar Donetsk), Rafinha (Schalke), Thiago Silva (Fluminense), Alex Silva (Sao Paulo), Breno (Bayern Munich); Lucas (Liverpool), Anderson (Manchester United), Hernanes (Sao Paulo), Ronaldinho (Barcelona), Diego (Werder Bremen), Thiago Neves (Fluminense); Robinho (Real Madrid), Alexandre Pato (Milan), Rafael Sobis (Real Betis), Jo (Manchester City).

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