Miranda, Luis added to Brazil's World Cup list

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm •  Published: May 13, 2014
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has included Atletico Madrid defenders Miranda and Filipe Luis to the list of seven players on standby for the World Cup.

Scolari last week selected the 23 players who will play for the five-time champion at the home tournament. Those named on Tuesday will only make it to the team in case of injuries or other problems with those already selected.

Tuesday marked the deadline for the 32 nations playing in the World Cup to send a preliminary 30-player list to FIFA.

Scolari also added Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Lucas Moura and Liverpool defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva, as well as Bayern Munich defender Rafinha, Fluminense goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri and newly signed Sao Paulo striker Alan Kardec.

Veterans Kaka, Robinho and Ronaldinho, who had hopes of playing in the tournament, were left off the 30-player list.

The final 23-man squads are due on June 2.

Scolari said last week that he may not necessarily choose one of the alternates if a player from his initial list is injured.