|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Sports (Click here for more)

Brazil Calls Up Big Names for World Cup Qualifiers vs. Ecuador, Colombia

RIO DE JANEIRO Ė The head coach of Brazilís national soccer team called up on Thursday all of the countryís biggest stars for World Cup qualifying matches in the coming weeks against Ecuador and Colombia.

Even though Brazil has already booked a berth in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, commonly known as Tite, has summoned top players such as Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Dani Alves and Real Madridís Marcelo and Casemiro.

Brazil, which has reclaimed the top spot in the FIFA World Rankings, will host Ecuador on Aug. 31 in Porto Alegre before traveling to Barranquilla to take on Colombia on Sept. 5.

Brazilís final two qualifying matches will be played in October against Bolivia and Chile.

One surprise on Titeís list was first time call-up Cassio, a goalkeeper and key member of Brazilian league-leading Corinthians, which is undefeated through 19 games of the season and has allowed just nine goals.

Other unexpected selections were attacking midfielder Luan, who plays for Brazilian club Gremio, and Taison, a key member of Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.

Brazil has a record of 10 wins, three draws and one loss (33 points) through 14 matches. Its nearest competitor in the CONMEBOL (South American) qualifying is Colombia, which is in second place with 24 points.

Four teams will qualify directly for the World Cup, while the fifth-place squad will advance to an inter-confederation playoffs against a country from the Oceania region.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved