SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Mano Menezes has included AC Milan defender Thiago Silva and FC Porto striker Hulk in Brazil’s squad that will try to give the nation its first Olympic gold medal in soccer.
Real Madrid defender Marcelo was the other overage player included in the 18-man squad selected on Thursday by Menezes for the London Games.
Soccer at the Olympics is played with under-23 squads, but each team can use three overage players.
As expected, Brazil squad also includes several promising young stars such as Neymar, Paulo Henrique Ganso, Leandro Damiao, Lucas, Oscar and Alexandre Pato.
The Olympic tournament is the only significant soccer title that Brazil has never won.