Liverpool's Lucas Leiva targets Brazil World Cup berth

Lucas targets WC berth
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Lucas Leiva is determined to earn a place in the Brazil squad for next year's World Cup finals.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has said that he is determined to play for Brazil at the 2014 World Cup finals.

The 26-year-old made his first appearance since 2011 for his country on Saturday when he came on as a second-half substitute against South Korea in Seoul.

"My first goal in coming back to the squad is to earn a place for myself in the group," he told TV Globol. "I know we don't have many games until the World Cup, but I think that in the time I got today I showed something.

"I talked to Felipao (coach Luiz Felipe Scolari) and he asked me to do a job similar to what I do for Liverpool and that's what I tried to do today. I felt really comfortable, especially since I know many of the guys here, some of them for many years.

"I think it's important that I feel like I have always been here. Now we have another match against Zambia which will be really important."

Neymar and Oscar scored the goals for Brazil as they ran out 2-0 winners over their South Korean opponents in the international friendly.

Brazilian football team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari speaks during a press conference after a training session ahead of a friendly football match with South Korea in Seoul on October 11, 2013
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