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.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has failed his compatriot Oscar, who is widely seen as the player who will become his replacement in the attacking midfielder role, performing excellently for the club this campaign.
The Brazilian midfielder came to Chelsea for £ 25 million and has been one of the success stories of the blues. Despite being very young, he has been able to take on the pressure of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world and produced big performances. He was instrumental in Chelsea’s Europa league success last season.
Brazil’s national team manager Luis Felipe Scolari said that the performance of Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho impressed him a lot.
The 30-year-old has been in the wilderness with regard to the Brazil national team. It has largely been because he has been playing in the Ukrainian league for several years. However, he has returned to the high-profile English Premier league with Manchester City in the summer. He was signed for £ 30 million by the Premier league outfit, who have been using him consistently as the defensive partner for Yaya Touré.
The man who is responsible on deciding which players will be representing Brazil for the 2014 World Cup as well as selecting which formation would be better depending on the teams they have to face, Felipe Scolari is optimistic that his team will take home the World Cup title.
"We are playing at home, we have the fans on our side and a team which is competitive and has a lot of quality. We have everything that allows us to be the best team. That's why I fully trust that we can make it to the final and be the champion." Scolari said.