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Brazil is one of the greatest football nations on planet Earth and have a rich history of success in international tournaments. With five World Cups and nine Copa Americas to their name, Brazilian national teams of the past have entertained the masses, both collectively and with their individuals. 

Expectations in the country are always high when it comes to football, with the final being the very minimum a Brazil team should achieve.  

This Seleção is a lot different; it is a team in transition under their new coach Dorival Júnior, who only took charge of the squad in January. The 62-year-old has overseen only four friendlies with the South American country, winning two and drawing the others.  

The former Sau Paulo boss is well-known in Brazil and he will take his team to the United States with the intent of returning with the Copa America trophy.  

However, Dorival would prefer to be returning from America in two years with the World Cup, with this summer’s tournament being preparation for the biggest competition of them all. 

Brazil are a team in transition and if they are to win the Copa America over the coming month, it may come down to their individuals, who are also not as talented as the many that came before them.   

Previous Copa America finish   

Brazil hosted the 2021 version of the Copa America after the tournament was moved from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This change provided the Seleção with a dream opportunity to win a major competition on home soil, but things did not work out that way. Tite’s side were the favourites heading into the tournament but ended the competition as runners-up, losing 1-0 to archrivals Argentina in the final.  

The Brazilians topped their group with three wins and a draw against Ecuador in the final game of this stage.

Tite’s men would overcome Chile in the quarter-finals and Peru in the semis with 1-0 wins, which guided them to the final at the famous Maracanã Stadium. An Angel Di Maria would help Argentina bring the trophy home, leaving Brazil heartbroken over the opportunity that slipped away. 

Brazil were beaten finalists at Copa America 2021


Brazil finalised their squad…

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Author : Darren Looney

Publish date : 2024-06-15 17:15:39

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