Brazil: Jorge Barcellos Out, Márcio de Oliveira In; Plus Roster for the City of São Paulo International Tournament

Last Friday (November 23rd), the big news out of Brazil was that the CBF fired its men’s national team head coach, Mano Menezes, along with his entire staff. But, also included in the terse official announcement (, in Portuguese) was that Márcio de Oliveira is the new head coach of the Women’s National Team, replacing Jorge Barcellos, who was brought in last November to replace Kleiton Lima. According to the Cruziero do Sul website (in Portuguese), Barcellos was not notified of his firing until late Friday afternoon. Oliveira is also the head coach for São José Esporte Club’s women’s team (, in Portuguese), which includes several veteran national team players on its current roster (in Portuguese): Daiane (Bagé), Danielli Pereira da Silva, Formiga, and Francielle.

On Thursday, the CBF website posted its WNT roster for the upcoming City of São Paulo International Tournament (Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo), which includes several new call-ups. The tournament, which also includes the national teams of Mexico, Denmark, and Portugal, begins on December 9th. It is played in a round-robin format with placement matches.

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–Only player nicknames are provided by the CBF, so some player names are best guesses
–New and relatively new players called up are italicized.
–For the new/newer players only, birthdates and team information is provided if readily available.

Goalkeepers (Goleiras):
Andreia Suntaque
Renata Maria (Renata Maria Sant’anna, nicknamed “Kaká”;  São José EC, b. 17-Jan-1983)
Danielle (Daniele Neuhaus Turnes; b. 21-Mar-1993) — 2012 U-20 WWC and 2010 U-17 WWC veteran, had already been in the senior Brazil WNT camp.

Outside Backs (Laterais):
Fabiana (Fabiana da Silva Simões)
Poliana (Poliana Barbosa Medeiros; São José EC, b. 6-Feb-1991) — 2010 U-20 WWC veteran
Danielli (Danielli Pereira da Silva)
Andressa — probably Andressa Alves da Silva (b. 10-Nov-1992), a veteran of the 2010 and 2012 U-20 WWCs

Centerbacks (Zagueiras):
Aline Pellegrino
Bagé/Daiane (Daiane Menezes Rodrigues)
Gislaine (Gislaine Cristina Souza da Silva; São José EC, b. 22-Aug-1988) — 2008 U-20 WNT member
Bruna Benites (Bruna Beatriz Benites Soares)

Midfielders (Meio-campo):
Francielle (Francielle Manoel Alberto)
Erika (Érika Cristiano dos Santos)
Luana — most likely Luana Bertolucci Paixão, a veteran of Brazil’s 2010 U-17 WNT and 2012 U-20 WNT
Desirrê — probably Desirrê/Desiree Godoy Flores, who plays for Kindermann
Andressa Cavalari (Andressa Cavalari Machry; b. 1-May-1995) — captain of Brazil’s U-17 WNT

Attacking Midfielders (Meia atacantes):
Rosana (Rosana dos Santos Augusto)
Beatriz Zaneratto (Beatriz Zaneratto João)
Marta (Marta Vieira da Silva)
Thaisinha (Thais Guedes)

Forwards (Atacantes):
Cristiane (Cristiane Rozeira de Souza Silva)
Debinha/Débora (Débora Cristiane de Oliveira)
Giovânia (Giovânia Domingas Campos; São José EC, b. 31-Oct-1985)

Players on the Olympic roster who were not called up: goalkeeper Barbara, defenders Renata Costa and Maurine, midfielders Formiga and Ester, and forward Grazielle.

Formiga is apparently not available for personal reasons (a death in her family), per Izzy at

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Edit: For a write-up on Mexico’s roster, plus links to the rosters of Denmark and Portugal, see this newer article.

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