World Cup: Carlos Alberto Parreira thinks Lucas Leiva can make Brazil squad
Brazil technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira says Liverpool's Lucas Leiva can make their World Cup squad.
Last Updated: 29/03/14 1:38pm
The midfielder is back from a knee injury for Liverpool at the perfect time to help their Premier League title push.
Parreira thinks it's vital he plays as much as possible to be in contention for when the squad is announced before the tournament starts in June.
He said: "I have talked with Lucas Leiva, we hope he plays at a high level again so we can think of calling him up for the World Cup.
"There is nothing certain yet, but he is a player we have called up previously who did well and then was unlucky and got injured.
"You saw that bad luck happened with Victor Valdes and Radamel Falcao and it will happen again until the World Cup, but hopefully not with us."
Liverpool play Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday.