Hulk, Marcelo named in Brazil squad

Porto forward Hulk, AC Milan's Thiago Silva and Real Madrid defender Marcelo were on Thursday included as the three overage players in Brazil coach Mano Menezes's squad for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament in London.

Silva has been handed the captain's armband as Brazil go in search of their first Olympic gold medal at London 2012.

Also featuring, are younger stars Neymar of Santos, Manchester United defender Rafael and Juan of Inter Milan. Two absentees from the list are Barcelona's Daniel Alves and David Luiz of Chelsea.

Brazil's 22-man Olympic squad, which will be whittled down to 18 before battle begins, are set to prepare for the Olympics at a training camp in Rio de Janeiro between 9 and 16 ahead of the tournament.

Neto (Fiorentina/ITA), Cabral (Santos)
Defenders: Danilo (Porto/POR), Rafael (Manchester United/ENG), Sandro (Porto/POR), Marcelo (Real Madrid/ESP), Thiago Silva (AC Milan/ITA), Uvini (Sao Paulo), Juan (Inter/ITA)
Midfielders: Sandro (Tottenham/ENG), Romulo (Vasco da Gama), Lucas (Sao Paulo), Oscar (Internacional), Ganso (Santos).
Forwards: Pato (AC Milan/ITA), Neymar (Santos), Damiao (Internacional), Hulk (Porto/POR)
Replacements: Marquinhos (Corinthians), Giuliano (Dniepr/UKR), Cassemiro (Sao Paulo), Gabriel (AC Milan/ITA)

(*Please note that squad lists only become official after they have been submitted to and announced by FIFA.