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Mario Zagalo, the Brazil coach, has named a squad that includes nine uncapped players for the country's first international since winning the World Cup. Six of the players chosen for this month's friendly with Yugoslavia - defenders Jorginho, Ald air, Marcio Santos and Branco, midfielder Zinho and striker Viola - played in the World Cup final against Italy in July. Beacuse of European commitments Romario, Bebeto and Rai have been left out.

BRAZIL SQUAD (v Yugoslavia, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 23 December): Goalkeepers: Danrlei (Gremio), Ronaldo Giovanelli (Corinthians). Defenders: Jorginho (Kashima Antlers), Bruno Carvalho (Vasco da Gama), Branco (Corinthians), Roberto Carlos (Palmeiras), Ald a ir (Roma), Marcio Santos (Corinthians), Cleber (Palmeiras), Ricardo Rocha (Vasco da Gama). Midfielders: Dunga (Stuttgart), Cesar Sampaio (Palmeiras), Ze Elias (Corinthians), Flavio Conceicao (Palmeiras), Souza (Corinthians), Darci (Atletico Mineiro), Zin ho (Palmeiras).

European under-21 championship qualifYING MATCHES: Group One: (Trabzon, Turkey): Azerbaijan 0 France 5; (Tel Aviv) Israel 0 Romania 1. Group five (Valletta): Malta 2 Norway 3.

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