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Robinho set for crowning moment following Brazil squad announcement

Robinho is about to complete Brazil’s 100 cap 5-a-side team.

Currently only four players- Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Lucio and Claudio Taffarel- have reached the milestone in a Brazil shirt.

But with Brazil boss Tite naming only domestic players in his squad to take on Colombia next Wednesday the Atletico Mineiro forward, currently on 99 caps, looks set to join the elite club.

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The game will be extra poignant given it will raise funds for the families of the victims of the Chapecoense plane crash disaster.

There was slight confusion ahead of the game over whether former Chapecoense goalkeeper Nivaldo and midfielder Nenem would be called up.

But Tite has instead gone with players that he feels will be able to contribute to the Brazilian national team in the future, although fitness coach Paulo Paixao, whose father died in the crash, will be present.

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Robinho will be by far and away the most experience player in the squad, with 14 uncapped players named, although there’s also a recall for ex-Juventus midfielder Diego.

Other players of interest are Santos midfielder Lucas Lima, who’s been linked with a move to Barcelona in the past, and Gremio striker Luan.

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It still pains us that Brazil’s greatest R, Ronaldo, fell two caps short of the magic milestone, and the second greatest R, Ronaldinho, fell three short.

But we can’t begrudge Robinho his moment, especially when the game is for such a good cause.

Boa sorte! 

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