Chelsea's Ramires eager to represent Brazil at the London 2012 Olympics

The Blues midfielder is keen to better his bronze medal from the 2008 games in Beijing by winning gold for his country during next summer's sporting event at Wembley
Chelsea midfielder Ramires has revealed he hopes to represent Brazil at next summer’s Olympic games in London and is keen to run out at Wembley.

The tough-tackling 24-year-old won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics but is hoping to secure gold for his country four years on.

“I had never played an official competition for the national team before, so to go to the Olympics, where Brazil had never won a gold medal, was like something out of this world,“ he told

“We hoped to win and we felt we were going to, but unfortunately we finished third. I still have the medal today and keep it as if it is pure gold.

The football competition is set to be held at, amongst other venues, Wembley stadium, and Ramires is hoping to be selected by his country.

He added: “I would love to play at Wembley and if I am called I would have no problem at all.”