Playing in Singapore, the Brazilian Selecao faced Nigeria on Sunday in a mere friendly match. Once again, the already pressed Brazilian manager, Tite called up a lot of players that were supposed to be tested but ended up sending a Brazilian team with the same starters of the 1-1 draw against Senegal. What could we expect then? Another 1-1? Yeah, it feels like that. This is the worst Brazil national team I’ve ever seen, and the whole agenda of playing just for money rather than for the Brazilian supporters, is proving to be a frustrating, yet ridiculous experience.
Brazil started off the match with another injury from Neymar, who was replaced by Philippe Coutinho. In Tite’s mind, that pathetic Coutinho who played for Barcelona was the absolute starter in the Russia World Cup. Now, with him coming back to the good old days at Bayern, the genius decides to bench him. It’s an absolute joke.
The Selecao lacked inspiration and were punished with 34 mins. Simon found Joe Aribo, who had a lot of space inside the area to slot past Ederson. 1-0 Nigeria.
After the break, Brazil got back a little bit better, and found the equalizer as Marquinhos hit the post from a Dani Alves’ corner, and Casemiro tapped in. 1-1.
Brazil even had chances to score, and differently from what happened against Senegal, when Sadio Mane ended careers, Brazil looked the better side in the second half. However, it’s just like not even the Gods of Football like Tite and the Brazilian Federation, who agrees on friendlies only against weaker national teams, at the weirdest places and terrible time for the Brazilians to watch.
These past two games, for example, were both at 8 am Brazilian time, so almost no one watched it. First because of the poor performances, and secondly, obviously due to the time.
To complete the disgrace, Brazil will face Argentine in Saudi Arabia. Like, the most important game for both Brazilians and Argentines won’t be at the Maracana Stadium or at La Bombonera, but in Saudi Arabia. That’s why Brazil will never ever ever win a Wolrd Cup again.