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Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís can earn World Cup place insists former Seleção star Júnior

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Former Seleção star Júnior believes fellow left full-back Filipe Luís can earn a place in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s World Cup squad.

Filipe has been a key part of Atlético Madrid’s assault on the Champions League and La Liga this season and was selected for last summer’s Confederations Cup, but has found himself out of favour with Scolari.

Júnior, who was capped 70 times by Brazil, has praised Filipe’s performances and anticipates that the 28 year-old will work his way into Felipão’s 23 man squad.

“Felipe is at a very high level. I’ve seen him recently and his performances have been very good,” he said, as reported by Football Espana.

“I think the level he is showing now is not the one we saw in his last appearances with the national team.

“He didn’t take his chance but things have changed.

“Scolari is not unfair and he certainly already has eyes on Filipe. I think he has to be among the options. Everyone is watching him.

“I think he probably will go to the World Cup. But it’s worth mentioning that performances are relative.

“There are many that could go to the World Cup. Filipe has to maintain his level in the important games that capture attention.”


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