But even if he does go to South Africa, the bigger question is where will he play?
With Robinho not playing too well at Manchester City, it would make sense that Ronaldinho could take his spot. But Robinho is one of Brazil's leading goal scorers. Robinho could just be bored at City and will regain his form for the World Cup. Then again, his style of play is so bad as of late I wouldn’t be surprised if Dunga left him on the bench, or didn’t even take him at all. That's probably a stretch, I am pretty sure that all famous Brazilian soccer stars starting with “R” will be in yellow this summer (except for Ronaldo who has gained a little too much weight since the last cup.)
Lance, our Brazil correspondent, contributed this article.