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Gomes makes Brazil squad

Posted on 12 May 2010  - 12:00

Heurelho Gomes has been named in Brazil's 23-man World Cup squad.

Gomes makes Brazil squad

Heurelho Gomes has been named in Brazil's 23-man World Cup squad.

Gomes is one of three goalkeepers selected by coach Dunga for the tournament alongside Inter Milan's Julio Cesar and Doni of Roma.

The call-up comes a year after Gomes travelled to South Africa with Brazil for the Confederations Cup, the last time he was in the squad.

Gomes was outstanding and a played a key role as we finished fourth in the Premier League last season.

He started 42 of our 50 matches including 31 in the league and with his consistent displays, produced a number of world-class saves throughout the campaign.

The highlight was arguably a spell of three saves in as many minutes to deny Arsenal on our way to a 2-1 win at the Lane in April.

Gomes has been capped 21 times by Brazil and was in goal for Dunga's first match as coach back in August, 2006.

Brazil kick-off against North Korea in South Africa on June 15 and also face Ivory Coast and Portugal in Group G.