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It’s being billed as ‘Survival Sunday’ with Hull, Boro, Newcastle and Sunderland all hoping to avoid joining WBA as the relegated teams this season.

Ronaldinho has been left out of Brazil’s 23 man squad for next month’s Confederations Cup, as Dunga revealed his team for the tournament.

The Milan forward was omitted as a result of his inconsistency over the course of the season.

“I’m only thinking about the next match with Roma,” Ronaldinho said, when questioned about his absence from the Brazilian squad, according to Datasport.it.

“My character will always remain the same, and I will always want to play well, and play to win. Now I need to be happy, for the good of the team.

“I did expect to play more, so I must say that it has been really difficult. Every player wants to play in all of the games.

“We have an important match this weekend that we must win, and next year, I want to do well with this club in the Champions League.”

Milan host Roma at the San Siro stadium this weekend, in what is set to be Paolo Maldini’s last ever game in front of his home fans.

The Brazil coach said Ronaldinho wasn’t called up because he was going though a “difficult moment” at Milan, where he hasn’t been used as a starter.

“He needs to play more,” Dunga said. “Hopefully next season he will find his space and play more matches, returning to the form that we all know.”

Another notable absentee is striker Ronaldo, who has scored ten goals for Corinthinans since returning in March from a lengthy injury layoff.

“Ronaldo is returning from an injury. I don’t even think he would feel comfortable in the national team right now,” added Dunga, who played with Ronaldo in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups. “He wants to be summoned only when he is ready.”

Brazil squad:
Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter), Gomes (Tottenham), Victor (Gremio);
Defenders: Maicon (Inter), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Kleber (Internacional), Andre Santos (Corinthians), Alex (Chelsea), Juan (Roma), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Luisao (Benfica);
Midfielders: Anderson (Manchester United), Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josue (Wolfsburg), Ramires (Cruzeiro), Elano (Manchester City), Felipe Melo (Fiorentina), Julio Baptista (Roma), Kaka (Milan);
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (Milan), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Nilmar (Internacional), Robinho (Manchester City).

It’s being billed as ‘Survival Sunday’ with Hull, Boro, Newcastle and Sunderland all hoping to avoid joining WBA as the relegated teams this season.

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