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Santos forward Robinho is ready to be Brazil captain

Robinho is set to be reunited with Neymar
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After receiving a call-up to the Brazil national team, it is now being rumoured that Robinho is in line to captain his country in the upcoming friendlies.

The Santos forward wasn’t originally selected by Dunga in his 22-man squad but an injury to Hulk forced the hand of the new national team head coach and he called for the former Real Madrid playmaker.

With Thiago Silva injuried, Dunga needs to call on a new captain and as Robinho remains one of the more experienced players in the squad, it could be him.

However, although the 30-year-old has insisted he is ready for that role his attitude won’t change should be not be selected.

Robinho spoke to Goal.com, he said: "If Dunga selects me to be the new captain, then I will be ready.

“Though other players like Neymar and David Luiz are also good choices for that role.

“For me, whether Dunga makes me captain or not, everything will remain same, my attitude won't change.”

Robinho was a favourite of Dunga during his first spell in charge of Brazil between 2006 and 2010 and therefore many have predicted he may be given the captains armband.

 
 

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