Seleção’s 2002 World Cup winning keeper backs current number one Júlio CésarJúlio César's international displays have always remained impressive -
Brazil’s goalkeeper in their last World Cup triumph in 2002, Marcos, believes the experience of current number one Júlio César is vital.
The Queens Park Rangers player, on loan at Toronto FC, has rarely featured for long periods this season and that led to many suggesting Luiz Felipe Scolari should look elsewhere.
Marcos, though, believes Júlio César deserves to be the Seleção number one.
Reuters quoted the 2002 World Cup winner, who said of the 34-year-old former Inter Milan keeper: “I think Júlio is used to wearing the Brazil jersey and that is maybe why Felipão has gone with him.
“I think it’s fair that Júlio César will be the first choice goalkeeper in this coming World Cup,” Marcos told reporters at a corperate event.
Scolari has lots of goalkeepers available to him and Marcos admits it is unfortunate that one “good” goalkeeper will not be selected.
“We have Jefferson who has been in every squad and the third place that could go to Victor, or Fábio, or Cássio, or Fernando Prass or Diego Cavalieri,” said Marcos.
“Some very good keepers are going to be left out.
“It’s obvious that someone is going to be disappointed, but you can’t take all the good goalkeepers that we have in Brazil.”