Luiz misses Olympics cut

  • By: Graeme Bailey
  • Last Updated: July 5 2012, 20:29 BST

Chelsea defender David Luiz has failed to make Brazil's Olympic squad with Thiago Silva, Hulk and Marcelo named as their over-age players.

David Luiz: Won't be at Olympics

Luiz was widely expected to make the final 18-man squad, but he missed out to Real Madrid full-back Marcelo.

AC Milan star Thiago Silva and Porto ace Hulk were always expected to make the squad as over-age players.

Manchester United's Rafael and Tottenham's Sandro were named, whilst Samba starlets such as Neymar, Lucas Moura, Ganso and Leandro Damiao were also included along with Milan star Alexandre Pato.

Brazil will start training next Monday in Rio de Janeiro and go to London on July 16th where they will train at Arsenal's Colney training base.

They will face Great Britain in a pre-tournament friendly in Middlesbrough on July 20th.

Squad in full: Rafael Cabral (Santos), Neto (Fiorentina); Alex Sandro (Porto), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Rafael (Manchester United), Danilo (Porto), Thiago Silva (Milan), Bruno Uvini (Sao Paulo), Juan (Inter Milan); Sandro (Tottenham), Romulo (Spartak Moscow), Ganso (Santos), Oscar (Internacional), Lucas Moura (Sao Paulo), Neymar (Santos), Leandro Damiao (International) Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Hulk (Porto)

The players on stand-by are Marquinhos (Corinthians), Giuliano (Dnipro), Gabriel (AC Milan) and Casemiro (Sao Paulo)