Diego father baffled by Brazil snub
Wolfsburg midfielder Diego is good enough to play for any team in the world and should be recalled by his country, Brazil, his father and agent has said.
Diego, 28, won the last of his 33 caps in 2008, when he was playing for Werder Bremen, but has since fallen out of the picture under Dunga, Mano Menezes and Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Da Cunha told NDR Sportclub he did not understand Scolari's selection policy, adding: "Diego is so competent, so strong. He could play in any team, worldwide, and also in the national team.
"He has earned a place in the Selecao, but right now he is not getting the chance. Sadly, the national team coaches have selection criteria we don't know about."
Diego, a 2012 Europa League winner with Atletico Madrid, is in the last year of his Wolfsburg contract, and his father said he believed a new deal could be the best option for his son.
"After all the difficulties he had with [former Wolfsburg coach] Felix Magath, he is now happy to be at Wolfsburg. I hope that he will prolong that for a couple of years," he added.