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    Ronaldinho and Adriano to miss World Cup


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    Ronaldinho and Adriano will both miss the World Cup after being omitted from the 23-man Brazil squad named by Dunga.

    Wolfsburg striker Grafite is the surprise inclusion at the expense of Flamengo's Adriano, while Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is one of the three goalkeepers named.

    Dunga explained Adriano's failure to make the squad was a rational, rather than emotional decision after the former Inter Milan forward was granted numerous chances to impress and failed to do so.

    "Adriano was given several opportunities," said Dunga, who lifted the World Cup as captain in 1994 and will now bid for the Selecao's sixth World Cup win.

    "There was a moment when we made a decision about the group.

    "The group always welcomed Adriano, but there is a moment when reason talks louder than the heart."