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By FRANCO PANIZO
If Julio Cesar is to play his way onto Brazil’s World Cup roster this summer, he will do so as a member of Toronto FC.
Brazil national team head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari confirmed during a press conference on Tuesday that Julio Cesar is set to join Toronto FC. Scolari did not provided details as to whether or not the veteran goalkeeper’s move is a loan – as has been reported – but he did say that Julio Cesar will now have an opportunity to make the Brazilians’ World Cup roster after not making a single appearance for current club Queens Park Rangers in England’s second division.
Landing Julio Cesar, 34, would be the latest big coup in an offseason full of them for Toronto. The club has signed Michael Bradley, Jermain Defoe and Gilberto as Designated Players as well as brought in playmaker Dwayne De Rosario this winter.
Joe Bendik, Chris Konopka and Homegrown Player Quillan Roberts are the goalkeepers currently on Toronto FC’s roster. Julio Cesar would compete with them while also trying to earn the No. 1 spot for Brazil, where the likes of Victor, Jefferson and Diego Cavalieri are in contention.
Still shocked that TFC is set to land Julio Cesar? Do see him doing well with the club and in MLS? Think he will be starting for Brazil in the World Cup this summer? What do you make of the 16 foreign-based players Scolari selected?
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