Bolivia adds Brazil-born talent to national team

BY foxsports • May 25, 2011

Brazil-born forward Edivaldo Rojas was summoned by Bolivia on Wednesday for friendlies next month against Paraguay.

National coach Gustavo Quinteros - an Argentine by birth - gave a first-time callup to Rojas for matches on June 4 and 7 against Paraguay. Rojas will be hoping to stay in the squad for the Copa America - the South American championship - which opens on July 1 in Argentina.

Bolivia faces Argentina in the tournament curtainraiser in La Plata, 70 miles (45 miles) southeast of Buenos Aires. Colombia and Costa Rica also play in Group A.

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Bolivia:

Goalkeepers: Carlos Arias (Maccabi Netanya), Sergio Galarza (Blooming), Daniel Vaca (The Strongest).

Defenders: Miguel Hoyos (Oriente Petrolero), Cristhian Vargas (San Jose), Ronald Raldes (Colon), Ronald Rivero (Bolivar), Luis Mendez (The Strongest), Edemir Rodriguez (Bolivar), Luis Gutierrez (Oriente Petrolero), Lorgio Alvarez (Bolivar).

Midfielders: Joselito Vaca (Oriente Petrolero), Ronald Garcia (Bolivar), Jaime Robles (Aurora), Walter Flores (Bolivar), Jose Luis Chavez (Blooming), Alejandro Gomez (Blooming), Ruddy Cardozo (Bolivar).

Forwards: Jhasmany Campos (Oriente Petrolero), Edivaldo Rojas (Naval), Marcelo Martins Moreno (Shakhtar Donetsk), Ricardo Pedriel (Sivasspor), Alcides Pena (Oriente Petrolero), Maricio Saucedo (Oriente Petrolero).


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