Rio de Janeiro: World Cup. Ronaldinho, 34, has not played for the Selecao since April 2013 and is struggling to recapture his best form for Atletico Mineiro this year, Xinhua reported citing a Brazilian newspaper Sunday.
"It isn't that he has lost his focus, he just hasn't been able to continue his career in the way that is needed to play with the Selecao with complete and total dedication," said Parreira.
Parreira, who coached Brazil to victory at the 1994 World Cup in the USA, said the door was not shut on Ronaldinho's World Cup hopes. The 71-year-old suggested the two-time FIFA world player of the year's chances of being selected for the June 12-July 13 tournament depend as much on attitude as form.