6 Marcelo (Real Madrid) Brazil Confederations Cup Squad 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

Real Madrid wingback. Hailed as one of the best left-backs in the world by two of the other best left backs in the world. Ashley Cole:
https://twitter.com/TheRealAC3/status/248154346464870400 And also legendary member of the Galacticos, Roberto Carlos, who said of Marcelo:

He had more ability than me with the ball and he joins in better.

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3 Thiago Silva (captain) (Paris Saint-Germain) Brazil Confederations Cup Squad 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

Thiago, a 28-year old central defender, captains Brazil after a brilliant season at club level in Ligue 1.

He was one of the shining performers in a Paris Saint-Germain side that romped home to the league title as well as valiantly losing to FC Barcelona (a club Thiago is now being linked with) in an incredibly close Champions League quarter final tie.

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12 Júlio César (Queens Park Rangers) Brazil Confederations Cup Squad 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

Brazil’s first-choice goalkeeper is both the oldest member of the squad at 33, and the most capped member of the squad with 69 caps. Currently looking for a new club team to play for after suffering relegation from the English Premier League with QPR.

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10 Neymar (Barcelona) Brazil Confederations Cup Squad 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

The much sought-after young striker just completed a megabucks move to FC Barcelona, and will be hoping to impress. Just before the tournament he put in a stunning performance of trickery and guile in Brazil’s 2-2 draw versus England.

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21 Jô (Atlético Mineiro) Brazil Confederations Cup Squad 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

Jo was a late addition to the Brazil squad after Scolari’s first choice, Internacionale striker Leandro Damiao, pulled out just before the tournament with a thigh strain.

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2013 Confederations Cup Brazil Confederations Cup Squad 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

The 9th Confeds Cup in history and held this time round by Brazil themselves.

The Confederations Cup itself is held every four years, and is contested by the winners of each regional FIFA Confederations Championship and the World Cup (plus the host of the cup, Brazil).
– World Cup (Current champions: Spain)
– UEFA (Current champions: Spain — who won the World Cup, so Euro 2012 runners up Italy qualify)
– CONCACAF (Current champions: Mexico)
– CAF (Current champions: Nigeria)
– AFC (Current champions: Japan)
– CONMEBOL (Current champions: Uruguay)
– OFC (Current champions: Tahiti)
– Host (Brazil)

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Aged 70 Sir Henry Cecil: An Obituary by Ashley Chittock 5

He had battled cancer in his latter years, but continued to work. Frankel, his most successful horse, only retired in 2012.

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Has passed away Sir Henry Cecil: An Obituary by Ashley Chittock 5

A statement on Cecil’s website read:

It is with great sadness that Warren Place Stables confirms the passing of Sir Henry Cecil earlier this morning. Following communication with the British Horseracing Authority, a temporary licence will be allocated to Lady Cecil.

No further update is anticipated this afternoon.

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The legendary Frankel, who he trained to a monumental fourteen straight wins Sir Henry Cecil: An Obituary by Ashley Chittock 5

Officially the highest-rated horse of all time, as of 2013.

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Ended in 2012 when he was retired to stud Sir Henry Cecil: An Obituary by Ashley Chittock 5

If you want your lady-horse to have a bit of this A-list bit of horsemeat, it’s going to cost you a lot of cheese.

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