Manchester City fans might not believe it, but Robinho is the toast of the Brazilian FIFA World Cup™ squad. With Kaka not firing on all cylinders after a difficult season at Real Madrid, Robinho has looked more like being key to Brazil's hopes of lifting a sixth world title.
The former Real Madrid man certainly appeared to be revelling in the role with his slide rule pass providing Elano's clinching goal in the 2-1 win over North Korea. Baby-faced Robinho is now approching the veteran stage at international level with 71 caps, having made his bow in 2003. He already has a CONMEBOL Copa America title and two FIFA Confederations Cups.