Source AP ©

Lucio and Gilberto to miss Brazil's friendly against Algeria

Defenders Lucio and Gilberto will miss the match Brazil-Algeria next Wednesday because of injuries.

Coach Dunga summoned Sao Paulo's Miranda to replace Lucio, but Gilberto's substitute was not immediately announced by the Brazilian Soccer Confederation on Sunday.

Lucio was dropped after a left knee injury sustained in Bayern Munich's 4-0 victory over Werder Bremen on Saturday, while left back Gilberto had a muscle injury in a match with Hertha Berlin.

They were the third and fourth defenders to be dropped from the friendly because of injuries, after AS Roma's Juan and Benfica's Luisao.

Brazil's match in Montpellier, France, will be the team's first since winning the Copa America last month. Stars Ronaldinho and Kaka will return to the team after skipping that tournament in Venezuela.

Comments
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
Turkey and USA take their relationship to breaking point
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Details of Putin-Merkel surprise meeting unveiled
Turkey and USA take their relationship to breaking point
Iran shows new ICBM that can evade radars
US refuses to explain reasons behind new 'draconian' sanctions
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Pilot shares his impressions after flying Su-57 fifth-generation fighter
Russia to respond with military-strategic blow to new USA's sanctions
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Russia to respond with military-strategic blow to new USA's sanctions
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Russia builds new robotic tank invulnerable to mines
Caspian Convention challenges Gazprom's rule in Europe
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
Boy loses hand when jumping into the river
North Korea: Standing proud for Korea!