Head coach of the Brazilian women's national football team Jorge Barcellos has announced the 25 players who will take part in the the penultimate London 2012 preparations.
The 25 players selected will take part in training preparations at the Granja Comary on 4th-29th June 2012.
The announcement was made by Jorge Barcellos and broadcast live on CBF TV. After the final training preparations Barcellos will choose his 18 player squad to take to the London 2012 Olympics. Brazil are in Group E and face hosts Team GB, New Zealand and Cameroon, check out the full women's football schedule.
Brazil Women's National Team Roster for London 2012 Olympics training:
Aline Pellegrino (Football Club Rossiyanka/Rússia)
Andreia dos Santos (Vasco)
Andreia Suntaque (Juventus/SP)
Barbara Micheline (Foz Cataratas/PR)
Bruna (Foz Cataratas/PR)
Cristiane (Football Club Rossiyanka/Rússia)
Daiane (Bagé) (São José/SP)
Dani (Quinze de Piracicaba)
Debinha (Centro Olímpico/SP)
Erika (Centro Olímpico/SP)
Ester (Football Club Rossiyanka/Rússia)
Fabi (Football Club Rossiyanka/Rússia)
Formiga (São José/SP)
Francielle (São José/SP)
Gabi (Centro Olímpico/SP)
Grazielle (Grazi) (Associação Portuguesa de Desportos - Lusa/SP)
Maurine (Centro Olímpico/SP)
Rafaelle (University of Mississippi/EUA)
Renata Costa (Foz Cataratas/PR)
Rosana (Olympique Lyonnais/França)
Tânia Maranhão (Vasco)
Thaís Picarte (Vitória/PE)
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Four of their players play in Russia and two in Sweden and one ach in France and at a university in USA. Given that the Brazilians speak portuguese, why no players in Portugal? Is the answer simply that there is no money in ladies´ football in Portugal?
I don't know for sure but my own opinion would be is that the quality and support for women's football in Portugal may not be as good standard as Russia and Sweden therefore their game will not develop and improve as much. It may not be as competitive.
I wonder whether there may be a direct correspondence between the proportion of women in a country who do PhDs or become civil engineers and the level of (opportunities for) ladies´ soccer in that country? Here may be a possible subject for a Master´s thesis?