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HARRISON, N.J. (August 14, 2015) – The Brazilian Football Confederation has announced the roster for the Brazil Men’s National Team International Friendlies in September, including the September 5 match against Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena.


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The roster features 11 players that were part of Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, including Neymar Jr, Oscar and David Luis. Kaka, who joined MLS’ Orlando City SC ahead of the 2015 season, was also named to the roster. Kaka has 89 appearances for Brazil, including three World Cups. Kaka will make two trips to Red Bull Arena in September, as the Red Bulls host Orlando City SC on Friday, September 25.


Brazil, the only nation to win the FIFA World Cup a total of five times, are coached by Dunga and finished in fourth place in last year’s World Cup at home in Brazil. 


The roster also represents some of the biggest clubs in the world, including FC Barcelona (Dani Alves, Neymar), Manchester City (Fernandinho), Real Madrid (Danilo), Chelsea FC (Ramires, Oscar, Willian) and FC Bayern Munich (Douglas Costa).


Tickets are available by visiting Ticketmaster.com as well as calling the New York Red Bulls ticketing line at 1-877-727-6223. Fans can also purchase a Joga Bonito package, which offers fans a chance to see Kaka twice at Red Bull Arena. The package includes a ticket to the Brazil-Costa Rica match, as well as a seat when the Red Bulls host Orlando City in an important game down the final stretch of the regular season.  


Brazil Roster
Player                                        Club

  • Jefferson                         Botafogo (Brazil)
  • Marcelo Grohe                Grêmio (Brazil)
  • Alisson                             Internacional (Brazil)
  • David Luiz                        Paris Saint-Germain (France)
  • Marquinhos                      Paris Saint-Germain (France)
  • Miranda                            Inter Milan (Italy)
  • Gabriel Paulista                Arsenal (England)
  • Daniel Alves                      Barcelona (Spain)
  • Luis Filipe                          Atletico Madrid (Spain)
  • Danilo                                Real Madrid (Spain)
  • Douglas Santos                 Atlético Mineiro (Brazil)
  • Luis Gustavo                      VFL Wolfsburg (Germany)
  • Fernandinho                       Manchester City (England)
  • Elias                                   Corinthians (Brazil)
  • Ramires                             Chelsea FC (England)
  • Oscar                                 Chelsea FC (England)
  • Roberto Firmino                 Liverpool (England)
  • Willian                                Chelsea FC (England)
  • Kaka                                  Orlando City SC (MLS)
  • Lucas Lima                        Santos (Brazil)
  • Neymar Junior                   Barcelona (Spain)
  • Lucas Moura                      Paris Saint-Germain (France)                             
  • Hulk                                    Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia)
  • Douglas Costa                    FC Bayern Munich (Germany)


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About Red Bull Arena

Red Bull Arena is the benchmark in the North American soccer stadium landscape and sets the standard for other venues of its kind across the continent. The 25,000-seat state-of-the-art facility located in Harrison, New Jersey is the home of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer (MLS) and opened in March 2010, when the Red Bulls defeated Brazilian side, Santos, 3-1.


Since then, Red Bull Arena has hosted a number of top club and international squads including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, Ecuador, Colombia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Manchester City (England) and Juventus (Italy). The arena is structured to create a distinct soccer atmosphere as fans in the front row are just 21 feet from the touchlines. Its dynamic roof is a curving structure that wraps the entire arena in an elegant metal shell to create an architectural statement of power and elegance.