Robinho, at only 15 years of age was picked out by Pele as his immediate heir to the throne unfortunately for him things have not gone the way expected it to.
His impressive performances with Santos attracted the attention of clubs all around the world as he moved from Real Madrid to Manchester City and after failing to live up to the expectations he would later sign for the Italian giants Ac.Milan.
Due to the injury of Shaarawy, he is now being regularly being chosen into the starting XI lineup of the head coach Massimiliano Allegri but even though he has not made any real impact or significant difference with the team, Scolari recently said Robinho will be playing with Brazil for their upcoming international friendly matches and depending on the result, it will decide if the Ac.Milan player gets a spot for the 2014 World Cup.
The 31-year-old has not played for his country since a friendly with Japan in October of 2012 and he was chosen after Diego Costa made his decision to represent Spain and not Brazil.
“Robinho has participated in two World Cups. His quality, technique and his joy can be useful,” he added. “It was time to call him up to see if he can be important in the World Cup.”
Scolari also spoke about Kaka and his decision to make a return to Ac.Milan.
“I was happy with Kaka’s decision to sign with the team that gave him the chance to be at his best once more,” he told reporters. “I’m watching all Milan fixtures. He can certainly have a good opportunity in the future.”
With 31 years of age he is not the same explosive and energetic youngster he used to be in Santos so this might be his last opportunity to play for Brazil in a World Cup.