The World Cup with Brazil are two words with a long relationship. Every four years, when it comes to the World Cup, the name definitely comes from the favorite question. Brazil! Why? Or do not answer this question. Whichever team is, Brazil is the eternal favorite of that world cup.
Qatar’s World Cup, which starts in November, is similar. Hope has been flying for four months now, Neymar will bring the World Cup to Brazil this time around. However, The Analyst reported in mid-June that Brazil was unlikely to win the World Cup in Qatar.
But only football fans do not know that in the case of Brazil, at least in the World Cup, these figures do not apply. Of course, the World Cup means Brazil is a favorite. So there is no need to explain why Brazil is a favorite at the World Cup. However, five important features can be identified.
Let’s look at five reasons why a country that fails to finish second has a chance to win a World Cup.
The PSG star is now 30 years old. He revealed in October last year that Qatar could resign from the national team after the World Cup. In other words, this is Neymar’s last World Cup in Brazil. In this case, similarities can be found with the Brazilian team of the 1970 World Cup. That was Pele’s last World Cup. Next to him were stars such as Tostao, Georgino, Garson, Rivelino, Claudwaldo, and Carlos Alberto. As Pel was Brazil’s all-time leading scorer in that World Cup, so did Neymar.
Apart from him, it was founded by Lucas Paquetá, Vinicius, Rafinia, and Casimiro. With them, Neymar will be looking forward to winning the World Cup. Because, like the 1970 World Cup, this time Brazil will not be far behind, and like Pele who played in the last 30 World Cup, Neymar also wants to stop in 30 years. There must be a different motive.
In addition, another article can be added; Neymar said in October last year his main goal now was to help Brazil win the World Cup. A long list of Brazilian legends who have won the World Cup, Neymar would like to write a good name there before retiring. He does not lack the necessary skills. The expectation of Brazilian fans now is for Neymar to be in good shape and in good spirits at the World Cup. Only time will tell.
2. Experience and tradition
The number of teams participating in the grand round until the final World Cup is 69. But only eight teams have won the World Cup – Brazil, Germany, Italy, Uruguay, Argentina, France, England and Spain. Of these champions, only Brazil have played in the major rounds of the World Cup.
In other words, neither team has been able to beat Brazil in the World Cup. The value of this experience can be deduced from the fact that the team has won so many times. With 63 wins in 109 games at the World Cup, Brazil tops the list. The experience of a team that will be at the forefront of the race to win the title, does not matter. Now the question is, will Brazil succeed in integrating this culture and experience?
If winning is the norm, it should be noted that there are several such ‘winners’ in Titus’ group. Casimiro, Vinicius, and Rodrygo will be at the World Cup in Qatar with the confidence to win the league and Champions League at Real Madrid. Allison, a faithful goalkeeper, had a great season in the English Premier League. Neymar won the league for PSG, while Gabriel Jesus won for Manchester City.
Apart from them, Coutinho, Lucas Paquetá, Rapinha, and Antonio have enough experience in the European league. Coutinho-Neymars will have no difficulty dealing with the European team. When it comes to the World Cup it means Europe vs Latin America – this Brazilian team will not be left behind.
As the saying goes, one player will never win the World Cup. All right. It’s not right either. Brazil coach Tito can argue why he is wrong. Do you remember the match between Brazil and Belgium in the last quarter-final of the World Cup? Midfielder Casimiro of Brazil was unable to play the game due to a yellow card.
Kevin de Bruyne-Eden Hazard snatched the Brazilian midfielder at the time. And surely De Bruyne remembers that goal in the 31st minute? On the pitch, Romelu Lukaku entered a dangerous area of Brazil almost uninterrupted by football. From there, Brazil was eliminated from the ground.
Many thought that if Casimiro were in that game, the outcome would be different. Because Casimiro’s job is to prevent a rival’s attack before he is in danger. Coaches give special importance to the central defensive position in current football. In the 2021 Champions League final, Pep Guardiola lost the title without removing a professional.
Casimiro is currently leading the charge. The midfielders who play in the midfield will be very important in this World Cup, and every team dreams of getting a ‘tank-like Casimiro. Brazil leads the way because it has.
4. Coordination and form of attack
The old accusation or complaint about the rhythm of Sambanach in the Brazilian game is no more. Now no one is going to refute it, not even the coach himself is willing to give everything to call him a worshiper of beautiful football. Fruit is the last word to him. Neymar and Vinicius have been unbeaten in 13 consecutive matches, but one thing has been happening for months. Needless to say, last year’s Copa America saw a good deal of understanding in Brazil’s game, especially among the attacking players.
If Neymar plays a little behind, Lucas Paketa’s understanding with him, the attempt to break the defense in one-two pass — the fans can find hope by looking at all this. It’s like watching the rest of the ball movement while running with Vinicius’ ball from the left end — that is, the opponent’s defense automatically makes room for great movement.
In the last World Cup that Brazil won (2002), the role of two wingbacks, Kafu and Roberto Carlos (left-back but overlapping all the time) was outstanding. After the break, Denilson came down as a substitute and kept the opponent busy.
Although there are not many fullbacks in the team this time, Brazil will be ahead in the attack with two ends as there are wingers like Vinicius, Rapinha, and Rodrygo. And sometimes Neymar-Paketa is there to spread terror.
5. Not just relying on Neymar
Yes, Neymar is the main star of Brazil in the Qatar World Cup. Is it possible to guarantee the victory of the World Cup just by relying on the main star? Since football is a team sport, most of the time it has to be played as a team. In the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, Brazil felt the result of relying only on Neymar. The PSG star could not play in the last World Cup even though he was fully fit due to injury. The thing is if something like this happens again? If Brazil does not get Neymar in the important match! Then we have to find a way to the north.
Tito has been working on the attack for several months keeping this issue in mind. Brings variety to Attacking Third. Sometimes Jesus, sometimes Neymar is seen there. Neymar has been played in False Nine. Rafinha-Antonio is increasing the space with the right-wing, with Vinicius finally getting the license to enter the box. And the Brazilian coach has made Paketa a ‘three in one’ midfielder. Paketa has developed the habit of attacking, stopping, and playing side by side as well as shocking shots from outside the box.
In other words, the responsibility of scoring goals is no longer just on Neymar’s shoulders; The intoxication of the goal is present in almost everyone in the attack. In addition to filling in the space, for example, if Neymar moves away from the front of the box to the right or left, Paketa or someone else can be seen lying in front of the box.
In other words, as soon as the pass comes, he will take a kick in the goal. In Brazilian football, the day has come when the striker, who was standing in the box as before, was given the task of scoring the goal on his shoulders.