Wolfsburg Striker Grafite Set To Miss Out Again On Brazil Call-Up

Despite leading the scoring charts in the Bundesliga with 22 goals, there still seems to be no place in the Brazilian national squad for Grafite.

Wolfsburg striker Grafite is currently at the top of the scoring charts in Germany, having fired in 22 goals for Felix Magath’s table toppers. Media reports from Brazil claim that the 30-year-old is still no nearer to getting a call-up into the Brazilian squad for the World Cup qualifiers.  

National coach Carlos Dunga is apparently keeping faith with Sao Paulo’s Dagoberto, who has played nine times for the Selecao, scoring four times in the process. Grafite, on the other hand, has played just once, although he did score on that occasion. 

Whereas Grafite’s performances have been attracting rave reviews in Germany, he has seemingly gone under the radar back in his homeland.

On Saturday he was presented with the Bundesliga Player of the Month award before he fired in another two goals to help Wolfsburg beat Bayer Leverkusen to stay top of the table.  

The powerful forward has taken the time to pay tribute to the role played by his team mates in his goal scoring success.  

“Everyone at the club has played their part,” he told the club’s website. “My team-mates as well as the trainer and everyone else. This award is not for me, but the whole team “

If he keeps banging in the goals for Wolfsburg, then it seems only a matter of time before he gets a call from Carlos Dunga welcoming him back into the international fold.

Mathew Burt, Goal.com