Brazil has appointed Tite as the new coach for the national team. He will be replacing Dunga, who has been sacked last week following the elimination of the team from the Copa America. Indeed the Brazilian side has been eliminated from the group stage of the competition.
Tite, who was working with Corinthians before his appointment, said that it was an honor for him to be managing the Brazilian team. He said that he always has dreamed of managing the Brazil national team and that he believes that now the time has come. He said that this has always been a personal goal for him and that he will do everything he can in order to bring success to the Brazil team.
Tite has enjoyed a successful career as manager so far where he has managed team such as Corinthians and Sao Paulo among others. His most successful period has been from 2010 to 2013 where he has won the title, the Copa Libertadores as well as the World Club Cup with Corinthians.
The Brazil national team is currently going through a difficult period. After the humiliation at the last World Cup there were hopes that Brazil can win the Copa America, but unfortunately, the team failed to perform and was eliminated at the group stage.
At the moment Brazil is sixth in the World Cup qualifying tournament and Tite will have to find a way to boost his team performance. Indeed only the top four in the table will qualify directly for the World Cup, and Brazil will have to improve dramatically if they do not want to miss the first World Cup of their history. Tite knows that this will not be easy and that he will need to start working as soon as possible.
Ronaldo believes that Neymar can inspire the Brazil team to victory at the Olympics
The Olympics will be held this year in Brazil, and Ronaldo believes that this will be an advantage for the team. Indeed, Brazil will want to put the humiliation they suffer at their own World Cup behind them and ensure that they won a gold medal in this tournament. The media is already putting pressure on the team especially with the poor run of results that the team is having in the World Cup qualifying campaign.
However, Ronaldo believes that the quality, as well as the experience of Neymar, should lift the team and help them win the gold medal for the first time in their history. (more…)
World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto for Brazil has given a very unusual advice in the midst of turmoil in the national team. Alberto, who lifted the World Cup for his country as far back as 1970, urged the recently hired new coach Tite to strip the play maker of his captaincy, contrary to popular opinion.
The sacked two time coach of the national side Dunga made Neymar the captain when he took charge of the team after the 2014 World Cup Finals knockout. He is believed to be set to continue when Tite takes over fully but Alberto has urged him not to do so. (more…)
Brazil is set to drop Liverpool star Roberto Firmino from the provisional players set to partake in the Olympic Games in Rio. Firmino who is just 24 years old was believed to be among the over-aged players that are permitted to play for the tournament. Liverpool are now set to get a boost ahead of the coming season as the player will not be included.
The Olympic Games would hurt the plans Liverpool have ahead of the coming season but the exclusion would hand the Reds a boost. Firmino missed out of Dunga’s squad that was knocked out of the Copa America in the United States. He was believed would be picked with Neymar and another over-aged player for the 18-man squad. Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho was speculated to be among the likely three for the tournament that the country will be hosting. (more…)
The Brazilian football confederation has vowed to fight to get Neymar to participate in both the Copa America as well as the Olympics.
Dunga, the current Brazil manager, has stated that Neymar is an important player for his team and that he will like to have him in both the Copa America team as well as the Olympics team.
However, Neymar has proposed a solution to this issue. He has offered not to play in the group phase of the Copa America and then play as from the quarter-finals. After that, he will be leaving for the Olympics. But with the current form of Brazil, it is very likely that he will have to be in the team as from day one in the Copa America if ever they want to qualify for the quarter-finals. (more…)
Brazil’s national team manager Dunga will fly to Europe this week in order to hold talks with several major European clubs.
He will be talking about the potential release of superstars, who he hopes will help Brazil win the Rio 2016 Olympics. Brazil have not been successful in the Olympics and this is the only trophy missing from their cabinet. The closest Brazil and Neymar came was in 2012 when they managed to come as the runners up. Buoyed by the home advantage, the nation is hoping to strike gold in the upcoming edition. Hence, they are looking to take full advantage of the global stars on offer. (more…)