Hulk, Thiago Silva & Neymar named in Brazil squad for Olympics

Real Madrid defender Marcelo has also been included in Mano Menezes' side, as the Selecao look to win gold for the first time in their proud footballing history
Hulk, Thiago Silva and Neymar have all been included in a star-studded Brazil squad for this summer's Olympic Games in London.

Porto forward Hulk and AC Milan centre-back Thiago Silva account for two of three berths reserved for 'over-age' players, with the other slot having been filled by Real Madrid full-back Marcelo.

Santos striker Neymar, meanwhile, has already firmly established himself in his country's senior squad and he will be joined in the Olympic panel by another experienced youngster in the form of Alexandre Pato, who only recently returned to full fitness after an injury-plagued season at Milan.

There is also room in the 18-strong travelling party for a plethora of other full internationals, including Brazil-based starlets Oscar, Lucas, Ganso and Leandro Damiao.

Manchester United full-back Rafael and Tottenham midfielder Sandro have also made the cut, while Marquinhos, Giuliano, Casemiro and Gabriel have all been placed on standby by coach Mano Menezes.

Brazil, who are scheduled to play Great Britain in a friendly at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough on July 20, have been drawn in Group C alongside Egypt, Belarus and New Zealand.

Brazil Olympic squad:

Name Club
Rafael Cabral Santos
Neto Fiorentina
Marcelo Real Madrid
Rafael Manchester United
Danilo Porto
Alex Sandro Porto
Thiago Silva AC Milan
Juan Inter
Bruno Uvini Sao Paulo
Romulo Vasco da Gama
Ganso Santos
Oscar Internacional
Sandro Tottenham
Lucas Sao Paulo
Neymar Santos
Alexandre Pato AC Milan
Leandro Damiao Internacional
Hulk Porto