Ronaldo, who has been on the sidelines for two months due to a hand injury, confirmed that his objective is to return to playing football for Corinthians as soon as possible so that he can increase his chances of returning to the Brazilian national team.

"Now I have to recuperate lost time, these two months out, and to return to my objective which is to return to the national team," Ronaldo told Brazilian radio network Bandeirantes.

It isn't the first time Ronaldo has voiced his desire to work his way back into the Brazil picture. Ronaldo hasn't received a national team call-up since Dunga was appointed the coach of Brazil after the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

The striker, who is the highest scorer in the history of the World Cup with 15 goals, added that he would like to return to action with Corinthians next Sunday when it faces Goias.

Ronaldo hasn't played an official match since July 26, when he fractured his hand during Corinthians' 3-0 defeat to crosstown rival Palmeiras.

"I hope to return on Sunday, I have no pain in my hand," he said. "We did a scan this week and everything is fine, there will be no risk."

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