Maicon delighted with Selecao recall

Roma fullback Douglas Maicon spoke of his delight to returning to the national team with today:

“It never crossed my mind of giving up on the idea of playing for the national team again. I always believed I’d return to defend this shirt. I wanted to be part of the group last year when Scolari was appointed, but unfortunately I was not able play consistently with City. Roma was a great choice, I went back to playing after an unproductive season. The World Cup is my reward.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.