Manchester United twins Rafael and Fabio da Silva both dream of playing for Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.

The 23-year-old pair face stiff competition from some of Europe's elite full-backs, with Dani Alves and Marcelo currently occupying the roles for Seleção.

Due to hosting the tournament, the five-time winners automatically qualify for the tournament, so neither of the pair have had the chance to impress manager Luiz Felipe Scolari with performances in qualifying.

Both da Silva brothers missed out on this summer's Confederations Cup win, so the pair will be looking to impress for United if they're to make the eventual squad.

Rafael - the more likely inclusion of the pair - said on the official club website:

"I dream to be there. I will just keep doing my job here and try to play well, and sometime maybe it will happen."

Fabio meanwhile was realistic about his chances having spent last season on loan at relegated Queens Park Rangers:

"I dream as well but for me I think it's harder. Last season I had a bad season - well, not a bad season, but the team didn't do well - and that wasn't good for me."

He also offered support for brother Rafael who he believes is worthy of a call-up:

"I think my brother is good, but still the manager doesn't call him."

Before the Brazilians can think about sealing a spot in their national side they must first focus on nailing down a place at Old Trafford.

With competition at full-back from Patrice Evra, Alexander Buttner, Chris Smalling and the versatile Phil Jones, the pair may well be spectators in Brazil this summer.

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