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Liverpool's Coutinho: It's my dream to play for Brazil in the World Cup

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Liverpool’s Phillipe Coutinho hopes some successful domestic performances could result in him being called up for the Brazil squad ahead of next year’s World Cup.

The 20-year-old was a key player in the Under-17’s South American championship win in 2009 and currently has one senior cap to his name from a friendly with Iran in October 2010.

Coutinho has made a big impact at Anfield following his January arrival from Inter Milan and hopes to force his way into Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's plans.

He told the Liverpool Echo: "It was an honour for me when I was called up the first time.

"At the moment my aim is to play well for Liverpool and to learn and develop as much as I can.

"But I am sure if I play consistently well for Liverpool then the Brazil coach will notice me and I'll be called up for the national team.

"The fact the next World Cup is in Brazil makes that extra special. I will try to play as well as I can in order to make the squad.

"It's my dream to play for Brazil in the World Cup."

Source: Liverpool Echo


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