Brazil and the reasons for its defeat in the World Cup
The Brazilian team lost against Netherlands in the quarterfinals, when was the main winner of the World Cup in most of the bookmakers and fans of football, and now the sixth title is still a dream and Dunga resigned.
But everything has a reason, according to the BBC’s five points helped the defeat:
The first attribute, the coach, Dunga:
“The coach is the primarily responsible for what eventually happens with a team in a World Cup.”
Dunga said in a press conference that “Without doubt the fault is mine, but all the decisions I made were seeking the best for the team.”
He imposed a new style based on muscles before the skills and left out many players like ronaldinho and brought other physically ones like Maicon.
Although the lack of jogo bonito provoked an avalanche of criticism, as many claimed that Brazil was playing against its own nature.
Some of the negative comments were unfair, because team that came to South Africa brought a mixture of muscles (Lucio, Maicon, Juan, Felipe Melo) and creativity (Robinho, Elano, Kaka).
‘There was not much of that Kaka who virtually eliminated Manchester United two years ago in the semifinals of the Champions League. “
They were flashes of Brazilian striker, but no one could say that he took possession of the game or the team’s four wins in South Africa with his work.
For Kaka there is no apparent explanation for the downturn.
Ronaldinho was left out after the elimination in 2006, did the same thing happen to Kaka? “
Third item “Lack of another plan”
“Dunga created a team like the one of the 1994 World Cup when was crowned champion.
Force and battle in the midfield (Dunga and Mauro Silva), lateral velocity (Roberto Carlos and Jorginho) and fearsome attackers (Bebeto and Romario).
The 2010 version of Brazil was similar in its approach, but when Netherlands was able to overcome the fierce resistance from the rival they seemed to have no alternatives.
The change of Luis Fabiano by Nilmar just should not have scared Netherlands. “
Fourth item-”Those who were not at the World Cup
Ronaldinho, Alexandre Pato, Neymar, Ganso, are some of the most recognized names in Brazilian soccer that did not come to South Africa.
Many commentators felt that Ronaldinho, to name one, was an excellent option off the bench to offer something different, at least theoretically generate some fear among its rivals. The same Ganso or Neymar.
However, when Robinho did not appear there was a replacement of the same caliber to keep the option offense.
Fifth and final point, Felipe Melo:
“The press was afraid of Felipe Melo.”
Mr Daniel Gallas, from BBC Brazil, was involved throughout the tournament with the verdeamarelha, said that Felipe Melo was not going to play well.
“Melo is a player whose temperament can hurt the team,” said Gallas.
Having won the World Cup Dunga decisions had been vindicated, but his political defeat was exposed. “