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South American Under 20 Championship - Argentina 2013Emerson Ávila has named three Botafogo players in his provisional squad for the 2013 South American Youth Championship.

Defender Doria, midfielder Jadson, and striker Bruno Mendes, will take part in the tournament which is being held in the Argentinian cities of San Juan and Mendoza, amongst the foothills, valleys, and plains of the Andes in Western Argentina.

It’s likely that most of the squad will get a run out at some point, as the games come thick and fast, with teams often having just a days break between matches. The teams making the final stages of the tournament will have had to play 9 games in just over 20 days!

As mentioned in our season round-up, Doria has been linked with a couple of European sides as a result of his impressive form in this seasons Brazilian Serie A. The defender is likely to play a big part in the competition, as is striker Bruno Mendes, whose form has been so good that his former club Guarani want him back! More on that story at a later date.

Midfielder Jadson makes up the trio, and will hope to take his chances in this competition to further enhance his reputation and look to secure a starting place in the Botafogo side for next season.

The full Brazil squad for the 2013 South American Youth Championship is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Matheus Caldeira (Corinthians), Jordi (Vasco da Gama), Luis Gustavo (Vitória)

Defenders: Samir (Flamengo), Marquinhos (Roma), Doria (Botafogo), Luan (Vasco da Gama), Douglas (Náutico), Mansur (Vitória), Wallace (Fluminense), Fabinho (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Jadson (Botafogo), Misael (Grêmio), Talisca (Bahia), Gabriel (Vitória), Filipe (Rio Ave), Felipe Anderson (Santos), Rafinha (Barcelona), Mattheus (Flamengo), Guilherme Biteco (Grêmio), Fred (Internacional), Adryan (Flamengo)

Forwards: Marcos Junior (Fluminense), Bruno Mendes (Botafogo), Ademilson (São Paulo), Leandro (Grêmio), Willie (Vitória)

  4 Responses to “Young Botafogo Stars in Brazil Under 20 Squad”

  1. […] player, who has been selected of the Brazilian under 20 side for the upcoming South American Championships, will make the move from the Alvinegro to the Bianconeri after just one season of first team […]

  2. […] final squad for the Under 20 South American Championships has been announced, and all three of the Botafogo players in the initial provisional squad have […]

  3. […] Meanwhile, Botafogo will be without their Brazil U20 Wonderkids Jadson, Bruno Mendes, and Doria, the latter of whom could be leaving the club on a permanent basis if he can finalise his deal with Italian club Juventus. But at the moment, the three players will return to the Botafogo squad after the South American Under 20 Championships. […]

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