Brazil striker Fabiano reveals Bolt inspiration
Rio de Janeiro: Recalled Brazil striker Luis Fabiano has vowed to celebrate in "Usain Bolt style" if he scores in Wednesday`s international friendly against Argentina.
Fabiano, who has not played at international level since Brazil`s quarterfinal loss to the Netherlands at the 2010 World Cup, revealed he has drawn inspiration from the Olympic sprinter, reports Xinhua.
"I am a fan of the guy and if I score you`re going to see a Bolt celebration," Fabiano said Monday.
Dubbed the "Super Classico of the Americas", Brazil will host Argentina in Goiania on Sep 19 before a return match in Resistencia, Argentina, on Oct 3. Both teams have selected only South American-based players.
Fabiano, who has scored 28 goals in 43 international matches, admitted there was little margin for error in his bid to reclaim a permanent spot in Brazil`s team.
"I need to show that I can give the team good service," the 31-year-old said.
"The fact that I am the oldest player in the squad doesn`t mean anything. I have always been able to make the most of my opportunities. In 2007 I played my first match for Brazil due to an injury to another player and scored two goals. I have to take my chances when they come because they are few and far between."