Brazil awaits Adriano's arrival

LEVERKUSEN (Germany): Brazil awaited the late appearance of in-form striker Adriano on Monday, but concerns about the team's understrength defence overshadowed his imminent arrival.

Adriano scored two goals in Inter Milan's 2-0 win on Sunday over AS Roma in the first leg of the Italian Cup final. The strikes took Adriano's goal tally for the season to 28.

With Real Madrid striker Ronaldo absent from the Confederations Cup, Adriano is expected to play alongside emerging star Robinho in the Brazilian attack.. — AP

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