Jean living a dream with Brazil call-up

Syndicated from IANS | Published on Thu, Nov 15 2012 12:24 IST | 12 Views | Add comment

Midfielder Jean has described his inclusion in Brazil's national football squad for next week's Superclassic of the Americas against Argentina as one of the most special moments in his life.

The 26-year-old was rewarded for his consistent first season with Brazil's 2012 champions Fluminense after crossing from Sao Paulo earlier in the year, reports Xinhua.

"I'm realizing a dream that I had since childhood and I will always say this is a special day in my life," Jean told Lancenet.

"I am forever grateful to the advice of my father, who always told me about the importance of discipline. His words have shaped who I am today because it showed me the importance of being responsible on and off the pitch."

The Nov 21 fixture at the Bombonera Stadium in Buenos Aires comes after Brazil won September's first leg 2-1 in the Brazilian city of Goiania.

The return match was originally scheduled to be played in the northern Argentine city of Resistencia last month but was called off due to a lighting failure.

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