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What is going on with Brazil? June 18, 2006

Posted by dtenjo in Soccer, Sports, World Cup 2006.

Today's game in spite of the victory was very poor for Brazil. You know, as a fan you expect all the beauty, and the magic that has brought Brazil to 5 world championsips. This team is full of stars; these players are capable individually to make any team on earth a good team. So, why can't they shine in the same way in this world cup? Today Austraila were able to complicate things for them, I never saw any clarity, and Australia even had more shots on goal than Brazil did on the first half. Granted, in today's soccer it is really easy for a team to play defensively, and prevent their opponents to score, or play smoothly, however this is Brazil we are talking about here. They know that any other team that they play will be an underdog with them, and that all teams will play with the goal of "not loosing" instead of winning against Brazil. I have to say that perhaps Parreira, Brazil's coach is not doing such a good job in planning the matches. Brazil should be able to come up with a system that can overcome the defensive game of all the otehr teams that they face.

Anotehr concern is: What is happening to Ronaldo? you can only feel bad for the guy. Whenever he steps on the field, everyone expects so much from hmi. Right now he looks overweight, slow, lacking distance… Is this another case of too much pressure? Is he healthy enough? Remember that this last week he had to be taken to the hospital due to some dizziness that he was experiencing… Are the ghosts from the '98 final coming back? As you can see, there are more questions then answers with Ronaldo. I consider that if he needs so sit a game out, he should. Brazi has plenty of other good players.

So, this Brazilian team is worrying me. Not because I want them to win. I actually would like to see other teams other than Brazil getting to the final, but as a soccer fan you always expect so much from Brazil. You want to see that magic, that touch that make these samba boys be regerded as the best players in the world.




1. S - June 18, 2006

I hope Brazil will not win the next game. They already won the two games, and that’s enough for them to go to the final. Please let the other team win!

2. mi - June 18, 2006

i think people just expect too much from brazil in general. it happened to me as i watched the game today… but maybe it’s just that australia has improved VERY VERY much… as could be seen in the victory against japan.

i want hiddink back coaching korea… heheheh

3. dave - June 20, 2006

What I can’t understand is why Brazil persist with Roberto Carlos.He’s not a good fullback and his freekicks are awful.Surely Brazil have got another fullback.They also want a new centre forward.

4. David - June 20, 2006

That is right… It seems like Roberto Carlos’ best years are behind him. He should give way for other younger fresher players that I am sure Brazil has. I don’t see the power that I used to see in Roberto Carlos over 5 years ago.

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