|SOUTH AMERICA-CONMEBOL NEWS|
November 15, 2001
No rest for Brazil's Under-19 Team
Raphael José Maciel de Pádua
Thursday, 15 November 2001 08:00 (RIO)
The new generation of women’s football in Brazil is being given a lot of attention by the CBF. For the fourth time this year coach Paulo Goncalves is gathering his Under-19 squad together for training at Granja Comari in Teresopolis. The intensive preparation is for the first official tournament in this category - the South American championship in April 2002.
In the last training session of 2001 the 23-strong Under-19 squad called up by Goncalves will train at Granja between 19 November and 10 December and, as has become customary, will probably play several friendly matches during this period.
Goncalves has had plenty of opportunity this year to bring on his players and is satisfied with the preparation so far. His confidence in is players is obvious in his statements about the group: “We have already formed a solid base for the team for next year, which is crucial to our success in the South American and World championships. I am certain that we will get some good results”.
Brazil’s hegemony in the women’s game in South America will have to be defended in the South American championship next year in Argentina between 5 and 16 April 2002 in Cordoba. However, the biggest challenge will undoubtedly be the first World championship in Canada to be held between 17 August and 2 September.
List of the 23 players called up for training
Aline (Futebol Esperanca)
Kelly Nunes (Internacional-RS)
Fernanda Correa (Fluminense)
Renata Diniz (Juventus)
Janaina (Novo Mundo) and
Daniela Alves (no club)
Juliana (Santa Isabel)