Spurs midfielder Paulinho to be recalled to Brazil starting XI for Colombia clash [Video]

Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is set to recall Spurs midfielder Paulinho to the Brazil starting XI for the big Colombia clash on Friday.

Despite criticism of his form during the competition, Scolari looks set to reinstate the big central midfielder for the crucial quarter-final.

Paulinho is not the only Spurs player to be the target of boo boys at this World Cup but the fact that has stuck out in what many have called a poor Brazil team says something.

The midfielder looked to be returning to form in a training match against Fluminense U20s yesterday and his country will need him to be at the top of his game in the absence of the suspended Luis Gustavo.