Brazil national team who are also the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup have to perform extremely well by winning the sixth World Cup Title. This is because they will have in addition of the support a home advantage.
The national team is however under pressure to bring good news and erase the memories of 1950 which are bitter and still fresh in the fans’ mind. In 1950, Brazil lost to Uruguay in the final stages of the World Cup in Rio.
That was the year when they were hosting the world cup. With the kickoff of the world cup in mid next month, the five times champions will have to take a very keen look into the past mistakes that have cost them on the international stages.
Brazil won the World Cup in 1958 Sweden, 1962 in Chile, 1970 in Mexico, 1994 in United States and 2002 when the world cup was hosted in Japan. The pain of losing on their home soil still boils in their hearts.
Uruguay came from behind to have a 2-1 victory at Maracana making the Brazilians suffer from what was known as Maracano Blow. Therefore there will be a lot of pressure on the current manager Luiz Felipe Scolari who has to make up for the past disappointment Brazil suffered.
Something surprisingly, the final match will be played in the same stadium Brazil lost to Uruguay on 13th of July although it’s now extremely renovated. The big question now is whether the young stars will be able to deliver according to the much expectations of the fans.
In the Last years 2013 Confederations Cup, Brazil clashed Spain 3-0 to win the title. A lot of focus will be on Neymar who has had a very good season at Barcelona.
The Brazilian squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is however strong in terms of defense when compared to their predecessors. This is all courtesy of David Luiz, Thiago Silva and Dante.