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Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky aiming for World Cup berth

Rumours had been circulating that Arsenal and Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Rosicky was looking to prolong his club career by quitting the international scene.

However, the Czech team's general manager, ex Liverpool wide-man Vladimir Smicer, denies these rumours.

Smicer told isport.blesk.cz: "Tomas wants to see through this qualification and get the job done, he is lured by the prospect of playing the World Cup finals in Brazil."

Rosicky is still recovering from an Achilles problem that he picked up whilst making his 87th cap during Euro 2012 but Smicer is optimistic of a return.

"He has not been in a sharp fixture for two or three months now, so he has to ease the training burden for one or two days so that his body gets used gradually.

"He told me he would be glad if he was in contention for a match within two or three weeks if everything goes well."

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