From: Clément on 12 May 2010 10:16
On May 12, 11:07 am, Mark wrote:
> On May 11, 10:38 pm, Clément wrote:
> > Brazil also named 30 players, but the other 7 were named later in the
> > afternoon. I suppose the coaching staff/CBF wanted to establish from
> > the get go who are the 23 World Cup players and who are the immediate
> > substitutes.
> > I like the approach. No suspense, no BS talk in the press (more than
> > the inevitable ammount, that is).
> Do you think it was so as not to raise hopes of Ronaldinho being in
> the squad of 23, after being named in the squad of 30?
Sure, among the 7 substitutes Ronaldinho would be the one to draw more
speculation and pressure regarding his inclusion on the final 23.
Santos' Ganso would be the other one.
> Talking of which, why is everybody naming a squad of 30 aswell as the
> squad of 23?
FIFA required a 30-name list until yesterday, and there is another
deadline for the official 23 roster announcement.
Is Brazil the only NT so far that disclosed who the "final" 23 are?
From: Gabbage on 13 May 2010 09:20
On May 12, 10:16 am, Clément <lcmello.lis...(a)terra.com.br> wrote:
> > Do you think it was so as not to raise hopes of Ronaldinho being in
> > the squad of 23, after being named in the squad of 30?
> Sure, among the 7 substitutes Ronaldinho would be the one to draw more
> speculation and pressure regarding his inclusion on the final 23.
When was the last time that a player was acknowledged as the world's
top player heading into one World Cup and didn't even make the next
one despite being uninjured and younger than 30? Has it ever happened