After having won a number of matches since the appointment of Dunga, Brazil have a lot of expectations surrounding them ahead of the Copa America.
The tournament for Brazil starts in Chile with an opening game against Peru. They have been preparing for this tournament with friendly matches against the likes of Mexico and Honduras. After having secured a 2-0 friendly victory over Mexico, Brazil will be feeling relatively confident ahead of the final friendly against Honduras. There has been a suggestion that Dunga would rest key players in order to avoid injuries.
Brazil’s national team manager Dunga says that he feels Chelsea midfielder Oscar would be a great fit at Juventus.
Before Brazil was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup after losing against Germany in the semifinals, the Brazilian team endured a tough match with Chile which concluded in a 1-1 scoreboard and the winners had to be decided through a penalty session where Julio Cesar emerged as the savior as the veteran goal-keeper saved 2 set-pieces as Brazil eventually came out as the winning team.
Brazil have managed to go some way towards ending the memories of a painful World Cup 2014 by winning six matches in succession.
However, manager Dunga reckons that the national team is still in a period of transition and that fans need to be warned about it. Dunga has gone against the philosophy of bringing older players to the national team. The likes of Kaka and Robinho have been recalled to recent squads, but it is highly unlikely that the former AC Milan stars will be featuring at the upcoming Copa America.
Brazil can still feel the blow that they received from Germany on July 8 when the nations battled against each other and the home team succumbed to a shocking 7-1 defeat. It was a surprising result that almost anyone was not expecting to see.
The Brazilian national football team is a side that is always being wrapped up with news and rumors involving their players and one of the latest ones that has been spreading around is Daniel Alves and his importance in the Brazilian team.
The defender of Barcelona, Daniel Alves was not featured in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup matches against: Netherlands and Germany as well as not being called by Dunga for some of their latest friendly encounters with Colombia and Ecuador which was played a few days ago.
After a disastrous World Cup campaign, many questions will be asked of Brazil in the coming months. New coach Dunga has a major job on his hands to rebuild the confidence of the national team. He was recently appointed as the successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari, thus marking a return to the team that sacked him after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Unlike Scolari, Dunga failed to get the time past the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Despite this, many see him as someone capable of getting Brazil back to its feet due to the solid style of football that he likes to play.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has decided to step down from his role after the embarrassing exit from the World Cup. Brazil were one of the favourites to win the World Cup as it was hosted on home soil for the first time since 1950. It looked like most of the predictions were about to come true after Brazil played against Germany in the semi-final of the competition. However, Brazil’s worst fears came alive after they were beaten 7-1 by a ruthless German team. This remains as the worst defeat in the entire history of Brazilian national team football.
Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has spoken about the possibility of winning the World Cup 2014, which will be held in Brazil. The World Cup returns to the South American continent and there is high expectation that Brazil will be the champions due to the home support. However, this can also be negative aspects for the team since they will be feeling the pressure of the 200 million supporters in front of them. Scolari has the experience of previously lifting the World Cup title with Brazil. This time around, he has named a relatively young team for the competition.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has named his 23 man squad for the World Cup 2014 and it already features a number of surprising omissions. Former World Cup winner Kaka has not been included in the squad, as the former Chelsea manager has gone for current form rather than experience or youth. Further, Scolari has a lot of options in the attacking midfield area, which deemed Kaka surplus to requirements. Ronaldinho, who was also not expected to feature in the squad, also appears to have played his last match.