5-time World Champions Brazil are facing so many difficulties against mediocre sides such as Saudi Arabia and El Salvador, and seem to have lost a little bit of what it meant for the Brazilian players to wear the traditional yellow kit.
Since the Germany World Cup back in 2006, Brazil seemed to have lost their roots. That magical team who counted with Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Robinho, Juninho, Adriano, Kaka, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Dida, Lucio, and Juan lost to France of Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry by 1-0 on the quarterfinals.
Then we go to South Africa, in 2010. A National team without the same stars, but with loads of promises. They ended up losing 2-1 to Netherlands, again on the quarterfinals.
After 2010, already knowing that the next World Cup would be at home, they wanted to make sure they would lift their 6th cup at home, as a form to make it up for losing the 1950 World Cup final in Brazil to Uruguay, in a completely crowded Maracanã.
Luiz Felipe Scolari was the manager. He had the responsibility of making Brazil champions once again. Everything started wonderfully. 7 points on the Group Stages, beating Chile, and then Colombia. With Brazilian star Neymar injured, Brazil went to face Germany on the Mineirao Stadium. And what a tragedy.
Not even the most optimistic German and the most pessimistic Brazilian together could predict a 7-1 on that game. It was not only a simple 7-1. It was a 7-1 on a World Cup Semi-final. At home. How could you do that, Brazil?
Surely, this game still hurts until today – which made the 2018 Russia World Cup elimination to Belgium way easier for Brazilians to digest-, but I think it’s time to move on!
You guys are under a new manager, Tite. He’s a complete bastard, but who cares? He’s the only one you guys have. We gotta unite ourselves, forget everything bad that happened in the past and move on!!
Brazilian players must forget about money and start thinking about what it means to wear the Yellow kit. They need to honor the types of Pele, Zico, Garrincha, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, and so many others…
Don’t let the Brazilian supporters give up of their National Team. You guys were children already, and know how much Football means for this country.
Move on, Brazil!