The five-time World Cup champions Brazil will be eyeing to get back their lost glory in this edition of the tournament. Brazil’s shameful defeat at the hands of the German team was not less than a nightmare, and it has continued to haunt them, since their exit in the Semifinals. Brazil’s 7-1 loss against Germany is considered as their most pitiful performance in the history of the game till date.
Their dismal defeat at such a crucial stage of the tournament left the entire nation in a state of depression and even the minutest remembrance of that game could be considered as an act of rubbing salt into the wounds.
Brazil’s brutal decimation at the hands of the German unit
If you closely remember, back in 2014, everything was going just perfect for the 5 times champions and they were on the verge of creating history by winning the title for the 6th time that too in their backyard. Brazil led by their rising superstar Neymar had managed to pave their way into the quarterfinals and were already considered as the champions of the 2014 cup.
But it seems destiny had some other plans for the champions. It was during their match against Colombia during the quarterfinals that Neymar broke a vertebra which led to his immediate exit from the tournament. Little did people know back then, that his departure from the team also sealed away their side’s golden chance of winning the trophy.
What the people witnessed in the semi-finals was a carnage of the highest order unleashed by the German team. It was as if Hitler himself had come back into life and taken the charge of completely decimating the home team into ashes.
The loss might have been a painful one for the Selecao, and it left them with only 2 options. Either devise new strategies and work on their flaws by the time 2018 World Cup kicks off, or follow the style of play that they have been playing since ages.
In comes the savior of Brazil Football Team
Luckily for the fans, the team and the association opted for the former one. They opted in for the services of Tite, a former Brazilian captain and an old student of the game. He knows exactly which strings to pull that might give their side an edge over the competing nations. Having been a part of a World Cup-winning team, he knows very well, the inputs needed to generate the favorable outcome.
Tite’s decision of bringing in young guns like Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus with the likes of Neymar has helped the team in forming a deadly attacking trio in the football world at present. They also possess some of the strong defense, courtesy a sturdy midfielder like Fernandinho. Backing him is Marcelo, who is one of the best left back in the World at present.
Not to forget the presence of experienced pillars like Miranda and Thiago Silva who would need to play vital match-winning roles in the later stages of the tournament. Finally what they need is a goalkeeper like Alisson to fend off the attackers during the adverse situations if in case the opponents manage to trespass the midfield.
It seemed that Tite’s inclusion into the squad brought back their golden fortune. His arrival has taken the team’s morale to a completely different level. It seems that with the kind of football the five-time champion has been playing recently, it won’t be surprising to see them lift the World Cup for the 6th time in the history of the tournament.