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Former Liverpool keeper Cavalieri tipped for Brazil squad by long-time mentor


Former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri has been tipped for a call-up to the Brazil national team by one-time mentor Marcos.

Cavalieri, 29, spent six years at Palmeiras as Marcos' understudy before moving to England and then returning to Brazil with Fluminense, where he has enjoyed a spectacular 2012 season.

His former mentor at Palmeiras believes that whilst all the keepers recently involved with the Seleção have impressed, Cavalieri has done enough to earn a shot at the Brazil No. 1 shirt:

"All the goalkeepers tested have done well for the seleção, but I think Diego Cavalieri should be given a chance," Marcos told an event in São Paulo to mark his farewell from football.

"I saw him grow up. He is now playing at Flu and has had some fantastic games. All the players in the squad have their justification, but I would give him a chance."

Botafogo gloveman Jefferson recently captained the Seleção in the domestic clashes with Argentina, whilst Grêmio's Victor, Corinthians' Cássio and Santos' Rafael have all received recent call-ups.

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