Fucile not called, that's expected as he's on his way out, but Raul Meireles called! He hasn't played a minute in the pre-season so far like Bruno because both are/were certainties to leave, but I don't know what to make of this now. Surely he won't start, even though Ruben Micael is injured.
Walter not called since he's only played a few minutes so far, along with James Rodriguez and some others. Appears the exhibitions of our boy Ukra have won over Villas-Boas who has kept him in the team.
GK: Helton, Beto
DF: Miguel Lopes, Cristian Sapunaru, Rolando, Sereno, Maicon, Alvaro Pereira
MF: Joao Moutinho, Fernando Belluschi, Raul Meireles, Souza, Fernando
FW: Falcao, Hulk, Silvestre Varela, Cristian Rodriguez, Ukra
Not Called: Walter, James Rodriguez, Fredy Guarin, Andre Castro, *Tomas Costa, **Jorge Fucile, Emidio Rafael, Pavel Kieszek
Injured: Ruben Micael, Mariano Gonzalez
* - Tomas Costa has been told he will not be part of the team and is waiting to be loaned/sold.
** - Fucile will be sold soon and is not called to avoid injury and give the expects two RBs, Miguel Lopes and Sapunaru, regularity.
A VENCER DESDE 1893
Oh lampião, levaste 5 no Dragão, nunca te esquecerás desta grande humilhação!
*little pillows wrestling is another thing Josh does, when he is drunk *