FOOTBALL NEWS

08/06/2011 09:28, Report by Nick Coppack

Reds trio miss Brazil cut

United’s three Samba stars – Anderson, Fabio and Rafael – have all missed out on being named in Brazil’s 22-man squad for next month’s Copa America tournament.

None of the Reds are regulars for the Selecao – indeed, neither Rafael nor Fabio have won senior caps yet – although Anderson was included in the preliminary 28-man squad and was named on the bench for Tuesday night's friendly against Romania, which Brazil won 1-0.

Coach Mano Menezes didn’t select the Reds midfielder for his tournament squad, however, although fellow English-based Brazilians David Luiz (Chelsea), Ramires (Chelsea), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) and Sandro (Tottenham Hotspur) will all travel to Argentina as Brazil seek to defend their Copa America crown.

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