For the longest of times Brazil was considered to be the absolute best when it comes to football.
With a style of Joga Bonito that has always characterized them and some of the most predominant players being: Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Rivaldo.
Those 3 players were the driving force behind Brazil’s triumph of the World Cup in 2002.
4 years later and Ronaldinho maintained his spot alongside Ronaldo with the addition of Kaka from Ac.Milan and Adriano although they seemed to struggle and not play in the same outstanding way everyone was used to. They were eventually eliminated from the 2006 World Cup when going head to head against France.
Luis Felipe Scolari is the man in charge of taking Brazil to glory as they have already qualified for the 2014 World Cup and they have been lavishing nothing but success in their latest performances. In spite of the fact that they haven’t played competitively in years, Unibet have made them the slim favourites to win the competition, whilst other sports betting companies put them in the top 3.
In what was a fairly comfortable 3-0 victory against Spain, Brazil claimed the trophy without losing 1 single match in the entirety of the tournament.
They are hoping to continue riding in this wave of momentum and get themselves into the greatest stage of all, the World Cup.
The Spanish striker Fernando Torres was awarded with the Golden Boot after scoring 5 goals. Neymar came close behind with only 1 goal less than the Chelsea player.
Barcelona’s latest signing Neymar is expected to be game-changer not only for his national team but also for the club that signed him up in the last transfer window. With only 21 years of age he is already being compared to legends like Pele and Ronaldo but the question is: Will he live up to the expectations or break down?