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The 26-year-old has rediscovered his form since returning to Brazil and is hoping his club form will cement his slot in Felipao's squad this June

Brazil striker Jo is desperate to cement his place in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s squad ahead of this year’s World Cup.

The 26-year-old has shown some of the best form his career since joining Atletico Mineiro in 2012, earning a recall to the Selecao after helping fire his side to Copa Libertadores glory in 2013.

And after netting five goals for his country in 2013, Jo believes a continuing his fine club form is now key to earning a “dream” shot at the World Cup on home soil.

"I intend to have a better year than I did last year,” he told reporters in Brazil.

“Especially because I have a dream to be a part of the side that it is playing a World Cup in my country,” he continued.

“I thank God for being called up. Now it's up to me and my effort to play for a World Cup."

Jo will be hoping to retain his place in the next Brazil squad, who will travel to Johannesburg to take on South Africa in March.

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