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Robinho hoping for a World Cup berth after impressive cameos against Honduras and Chile

Reuters

Milan forward Robinho hopes his performances in Brazil’s friendly victories against Honduras and Chile can earn him a place in head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s World Cup squad.

The 29 year-old was called up for the first time since 2011 and didn’t disappoint.

After a notable cameo in a 5-0 victory over Honduras on Saturday, he headed the winner to defeat Chile 2-1.

Robinho’s recall was a surprise, but the last four days have made him a genuine candidate for a World Cup berth. The São Vicente-native insists he simply tried his best.

“There are very few matches remaining before the World Cup and I must take advantage of the chance given to me by Scolari,” he said, as reported by GOAL.com.

“I tried to do my best against Honduras and now against Chile. I have to prepare in Milan. My goal is to get to the World Cup.”

Brazil face South Africa next in March at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. That is the last friendly Scolari has before naming his provisional squad.

 
 

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