Scolari praises QPR keeper Júlio César for 'deserved' recall
QPR goalkeeper Júlio César was one of the big names recalled to the Brazil squad by manager Luiz Felipe Scolari on Tuesday afternoon, with the coach praising the former Inter Milan keeper's recent form.
Júlio César, 33, has been in fine form for QPR in recent months and was hailed as "world-class" by club manager Harry Redknapp earlier this week after a fine showing against West Ham this weekend.
With strong competition from domestic-based candidates, it was far from certain that the London-based 'keeper would earn a recall. Scolari, though, believes his experience will be of great benefit.
"Among the names we discussed was Júlio," Felipão told reporters. "Of course, I called him and asked him some things and told him that I would be watching his development in coming games, for a series of details.
"He has conducted himself very well in London, he's playing very well. I think that he deserves this for all he's done, for his experience and his performances at club level.
"We'll see how he does during the games and in camp. We'll see how he performs."