Robinho: “Thank God I Didn’t Go To The World Cup in 2014”

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Robinho is pleased in wasn’t involved in last summer’s World Cup.

Santos striker Robinho has said he is thankful that he wasn’t part of Brazil’s humiliating defeat against Germany last year.

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The Brazilian said he is grateful to God for not having been called up for the World Cup 2014, and thus not having been part of the defeat 7­1 loss against Germany in the semi final.

“Thank God I was saved from being part of this… With the passage of time I said, ‘Glory to God’ for not going (the World Cup),” said the former Real Madrid, Manchester City and Milan player.

Robinho, who played for Brazil in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, was one of the players excluded from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by the then manager Luiz Felipe Scolari. Though, according to Robinho, he had hope until the very last minute of being part of the team.

“I thought I was going to be in the World Cup. Still, I do not have any hard feelings against Scolari, I respected his decision. I suffered together with my family, we felt very sad because we did not expect to lose like that,” said the 31 year old player.

Robinho, who has a contract with Milan until June 2016, is currently with Santos on loan – the same club that gave him his professional debut at the age of 18.

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