Since 2002 and World Cup in South Korea & Japan, Brazil not only that they did not win the World Cup since, they haven’t even manage to finish in top 4. Will we see a different story in 2014 World Cup edition?
Through this post we’ll look what goes in favour of Brazil, and what could harm them in the race for the top spot and leave them and the nation, in total misery.
Things going in their favour
We all know the phrase Twelfth Man, Brazil’s home advantage is a huge factor that might just be the key in their success of claiming FIFA 2014 World Cup title. And no matter that there we’re protests against whole World Cup idea while Confederations Cup was played, Brazil for sure won’t miss a fanatic cheer from their supporters. This for sure will be a huge advantage.
Odds are going in their favour
Surprisingly or not, Brazil is top contender to win the upcoming World Cup according to World Cup 2014 Odds by bwin, holding back Germany, Argentina and current World Cup holders Spain in fourth place. Does this mean that they’ll win? Of course not. But it gives us a clear idea who is the people's favourite. Same was with Spain before last World Cup in South Africa, just saying…
Portuguese term that is only associated with Brazil’s style of play, Joga bonito meaning - “play beautifully”. And that is exactly what Brazil does. They play beautiful football, with lots of flair and creativity, with which they can beat any team on any given day. And their current manager Felipe Scolari is letting his players play expressive quick football that forces opponents to surrender.
Things that could harm their chances
Inexperienced team leader
Don’t get me wrong, Brazil has a wonderful set of players with talent bursting of the charts, but they lack experience of playing on the big stage, and by this I mostly mean their current playmaker Neymar. Everything Brazil does on the pitch revolves around him, so naturally he’s going to be under a huge spotlight from the media and fans. Can he cope with that at such young age? We’ll have to wait and see.
Goalkeeper, a cancerous wound
It’s no secret that Brazil never had any World Class goalkeepers between the sticks, and it’s not going to be any different in summer next year. Their main goalie Julio Cesar, currently plays for the English Championship side Q.P.R. Once a good goalkeeper while playing for Inter few seasons ago, Cesar is now nowhere near that standard, and this could prove to be costly for the Brazilians.
Ronaldinho and Kaka out of form
Unfortunately two of the greatest maestros in football world are way out of form and could find themselves left out from the World Cup selection. They were the ones that brought Brazil their last World Cup glory back in 2002, but unfortunately for Brazil and football fans around the world, these two probably won’t see the lights of Mundial.