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Lucas Wants Brazil Recall

Liverpool midfielder, Lucas Leiva, is desperate to return to the Brazilian national team.

Lucas was captain of the Brazil Under 20 team when they won the 2007 South American championship.

And up until last season he had accumulated 20 caps for the senior national team, mostly in the number five shirt usually given to the side’s leader.

But Lucas missed most of last season and the beginning of the current season with a serious knee injury, and is yet to win his place back for Brazil.

The Selecao play England at Wembley on Wednesday night, and Lucas had hoped to take on the players he regularly plays with and against in Liverpool’s colours.

But even though he was back to his understated best in Liverpool’s gripping 2-2 draw with Manchester City last weekend, Phil Scolari has not welcomed Lucas back into the Brazil fold.

And with the 2014 World Cup in his home country rapidly approaching, Lucas is determined to keep starring for Liverpool, in order to win his Brazil spot back.

"I am focused on returning to the top of my game and returning to 100 per cent," Lucas told Sky Sports.

"I am looking to help Liverpool and enter into the plans for Brazil.

"Logically my dream is to play for Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.

“For any Brazilian player, that will be enormous.

"To make the England game was virtually impossible. It was another blow after three months out, but I am convinced that Scolari will offer me an opportunity."

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