Former Manchester City forward Robinho has stated that he is hoping to be part of the Brazil squad for the World Cup 2014. The AC Milan striker has been going through a poor spell – as well as his club – in Italian Serie A this season. As a result, he is in danger of losing his spot in the national team. His position is currently occupied by Barcelona superstar Neymar, who could be there for the next decade. As a result, even if Robinho goes with the team, he will only be a substitute or second choice striker to Neymar.

Despite this, the 30-year-old has expressed with his desire to be part of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team. Alexandre Pato is also another striker whose future at international level is under major doubt due to the emergence of new players in the last few years. The forward has scored just three goals in 21 league appearances for AC Milan. This poor run of form is almost certain to see Robinho and his club teammate Kaka miss out on international football. The World Cup 2014 holds a special place for Brazilians since it will be held at home for the first time since 1950.

Pato, meanwhile, has been looking to get back to form after making a move to São Paulo.

“I hope I won’t be in the Brazilian squad in just the Panini album, I want to be in the World Cup. I think I did well when I had the chance (to play for Brazil),” said the AC Milan striker. “Since I was first called up, it was always a dream to be in the national team. I am indeed thinking about the national team. I’m very focused on Sao Paulo because it’s up to me to be back. I want to do my best for Sao Paulo, but I hope to be called up. I will work hard to get called up,” said Pato.