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World Cup player profile: Jô

Scolari trusts Jô to perform if called upon
The striker has restarted his career and comes into this tournament full of confidence. He will give Luiz Felipe Scolari another option from the bench.


Position: Striker

Club: Atlético Mineiro

Caps [goals]: 15 [5]

The São Paulo-born front man started his career at Corinthians and moved to CSKA Moscow in 2005. He joined Manchester City in the English Premier League, before loan spells at Everton and Galatasaray. He returned to Brazil with Internacional, ahead of joining his current club, Atlético, in 2012.

Why has he been selected?

Luiz Felipe Scolari is short of options in this position. Pundits and former players have recently mourned the absence of a world-class Brazilian striker, like Ronaldo or Romario.

How has he played this season?

Jô reignited his career with the move to Atlético. He has established a fine understanding with another Brazil legend, Ronaldinho, and rediscovered the confidence that is so important for forwards.

What will his role be in Brazil?

He will provide back-up for Fred in the event of fatigue, injury or suspension for the Fluminense man.   


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