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Defence and Brazil?




Lucio and Maicon (seen holding off a flying Ronaldinho) are among the first names that Brazil coach Dunga put down on his name sheet. Highly unusual for a team famed for the beautiful game, but if their performances for Inter are anything to go by, then forget Kaka and Robinho, the big defenders will be the force of Brazil this summer.

The 32-year old Lucio has a score to settle against his former club, Bayern, for letting him go when they thought he was over the hill. But he rolled back the years with Inter. Maicon, with his marauding runs down the right, will be determined to show the world he is the heir to Cafu.

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