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Striker needs games if he is to make World Cup squad

Cacau: Desperate to figure at the 2014 World Cup

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Stuttgart forward Cacau admits he is willing to listen to offers from other clubs as he attempts to resurrect his career ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

The Brazil-born striker is desperate to figure at a major international tournament being staged in the land of his birth.

He is, however, struggling for game time at club level, denying him the opportunity to impress Germany coach Joachim Low.

Cacau was included in Germany's initial squad for Euro 2012, but made only fleeting appearances for Stuttgart last season.

He was eventually left out of Low's 23-man party and believes he needs to move on if he is to avoid suffering similar disappointment in the future.

"Not playing so often for Stuttgart cost me my place at the Euros," Cacau told BILD.


"I have been thinking a lot about what has not been working over the past 18 months and the main reason is that I have not been allowed to play in my favourite position.

"I cannot show my full strength as the lone striker. If I do continue playing here, then I must play in my position.

"The coach explained that Tamas (Hajnal) is ahead of me and he cannot promise to me at the moment that I will have a regular place.

"But if I carry on getting so few appearances, then I can forget about my dream of playing at the World Cup in Brazil.

"I will listen to offers and if everything is right, then I can imagine leaving - I want to play."