Monday, February 26, 2024

Brazil World Cup Review | Group E

Brazil at the World Cup

Brazil, set to start the world cup as favourites. This squad is packed with youth, pace and skill. World Cup qualification came easy to Brazil topping the South American group with ease. Time will tell however I feel that this could be the return of the famous Brazil of old 

Brazil Squad Outlook

Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Marcelo, Danilo, Filipe Luis, Fagner, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Willian, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Renato Augusto, Fred; Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Douglas Costa, Taison.

Squad Talk

The strength in depth of the Brazil side is unlike any other. Willian and Coutinho occupy the middle of the pitch and will pose a threat to any side they face. This will also be a benefit later in the competition making squad rotation possibly without the loss of ability. 

Gabriel Jesus. The young Manchester City striker is likely to play a big part. He makes intelligent runs between the lines and will stretch the more average of defences.
Every team needs a goal scorer and I feel that Fred could be that man. A fantastic record at club level, this competition could see him make his mark on the international Scene. 

Brazil's Neymar
(Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

King of the country 

In a squad packed with talent one man stands alone as the poster boy of Brazilian football, that man is of course Neymar. The PSG forward made a record move last summer from Barcelona, Inflating transfer fees world wide. In a potential return to La Liga in the near future, a strong world cup could see this record broken again. Neymar has once again been nominated for the most prestigious individual award the Ballon d’Or.

Who’s the Gaffa

Adenor Bacchi commonly known as Tite. A confident communicator who has fantastic managerial experience with a six year spell at top Brazilian club Corinthians. Time enforces a style of attacking football and high work rate. This should be more than possible with the talent on offer to him. Taking charge of the national team in 2016, this will be his first major tournament and he aims to start arrive with a bang.

Editors Opinion 

Likely group finish: 1st

Not only are Brazil comfortably the best team in their group on paper. They are possibly the best team in the entire competition. Likely to start the event 4/1 favourites just ahead of Germany they will have all spectators on the edge of their seat. Expect fireworks and passion.

Lazy Fan Fact

Brazil boast the largest ever world cup final attendance. 173,000 people attended the final between Uruguay and Brazil in 1950 at the Maracanã Stadium.

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