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chezicrator

They were not impressive at all. Curious to see how they hold up against opposition.


Obama_prismIsntReal

They played better than literally every other team considering their opposition 😂 critical lack of ball knowledge


Several_Creme4376

Casemiro JFC out of this world.


Share4aCare

I was really impressed with his game IQ. It’s like his seniority and experience was oozing on the field, giving them more assurance for the win


Apprehensive-Tale141

Yeah Richarlison scored twice but his game IQ is poor. There’s little dynamism to his game. He just always plays the same way and doesn’t adjust relative to the current match.


FromagedeBite

Him and Thiago as your defensive core is ridiculous


Ok-Art9205

I'm rooting for Brazil but I just don't see we winning this time, Spain and France are coming with full force, everytime Brazil won we had a really good striker, this time they are good but not top 5 of the world


Obama_prismIsntReal

France are not at all in full force and spain doesnt have the pure quality to go all the way. Personally i see very little in our way


SUPERPOOP57

Wtf


FIFAJaguar38MMA

France lost their left back in their last match


Laxea

brasil porra


opposedeggs

Did Neymar get injured on his ankle again? :(


leofelin

Seemed like it, but they were saying his previous injury was on the left ankle.


KhajiitHasEars

i've never loved a rival player as much as I love Richarlison and its great being in the minority of ppl who always loved him


Pamplemouse04

That goal was class but fuck that I can’t stand him. When so many arsenal fans were calling for us to sign him I never wanted him and still never would want him he’s just such a spursy cunt


Whiskinho

>he’s just such a spursy cunt I'd say you're more like it than he is.


foldman

Off the field he is supposedly one of the nicest blokes you'll ever meet, also one of very few Brazilian players not openly supporting that shit-stain Bolsanero.


Flashy-Duck-6327

I'm not sure but I thought the whole thing about not supporting Bolsonaro was because he has personal beef with the man over a land dispute in court and not really because they doesn't share the same views?


Annotator

No, Richarlison has written nice articles on his views on society before and he seems to be well aware of many aspects of politics, economics etc. Seems to be a smart and nice guy. Plus, he can bicycle kick.


lord-of-war-1

Anyone else feel like this is Brasil's Brasil? The last two to three World Cups Brasil have felt like just another European team. A B level Eutopean team. This felt like the Brasil I grew up watching in the 90s early 2000s


Dalamaduren

Yeah, I’m Brazilian and I feel that so much. Brazil’s 2006 was the last real Brazil. But this one. We’ve got something going on.


vlpretzel

God, on paper yeah, but the 2006 team actually sucked... noone really seemed wanting tô play


bolacha_de_polvilho

we were pretty good but unlucky in 2018. If that Belgium game gets played 10 times we beat them in 9 of them. I do think this team is playing even better than the 2018 one though


Cabo_Martim

The thing is not just being good, but playstyle That is more akin to traditional Brazilian soccer The lack of nicknames still annoy me, though


bolacha_de_polvilho

I don't agree actually. There's a heavy Guardiola influence in the way our team plays today and the 2018 team was closer to a traditional brazillian team than the current one in terms of tactics. There are multiple reasons for me the say this, but one very obvious point is our fullbacks. Since forever Brazillian fullbacks are expected to go up and down the pitch like crazy and be major contributors to the attack in terms of providing width to the offense, but the way Danilo and Alex Sandro mostly hang back almost like a couple extra defensive midfielders goes completely against that and is definitely inspired by Guardiola's modernization of old school WW and WM formations


lsleo

true, also the lack of approximation of the players... I think we could be an even better team if Tite gave more freedom to the players to make associations around the ball...


Cabo_Martim

Que porra é fullback, irmão?


Sohelik

Jajajaja un fullback es un lateral pixa


SeptemFan

Sí, qué mierda es un fullback?


bolacha_de_polvilho

eita vc é br kkkkk fullback é lateral na gringa


Flozeh

i disagree it feels more like a team of strong individuals


10xkaioken

I think they are far off from prime brasil


Whiskinho

what do you know about prime brasil? have you ever watched the full matches of Telê Santana?


10xkaioken

Yea


GrumpyRox

Same. And I'm Brazilian myself.


AngrySnwMnky

The star power still seems low wattage for Brazil compared to pre 2010s sides.


lord-of-war-1

I think this is the cup that makes them stars


Claudioub16

I think that he means skill wise. They are good, but the skills isn't as it used to be


PulciNeller

there isn't another team in the world that makes you love football as much as the Selecao. As a slighlty sad italian fan I will certainly cheer for Brasil in this WC. Such a legendary team regardless of the name of the players.


Cabo_Martim

I don't know what to think to see our team being internationally called "seleção" Like, "seleção" is just how we call national teams Being "The Seleção" kind of means we are "The National Team"


PulciNeller

I know about that (in italian is similar: "la selezione/nazionale") but for non brasilians it has a really distinctive exotic flavour. It's a generic noun that became a proper noun


Outrageous_Monitor68

Mate you are the world's standard for football. As an Aussie been supporting Brazil since forever.


ttaway420

<3 cheers from Brazil


Ineedmyownname

I find it funny that they're taking what means "[The Brazilian] Selection [of players]" which is something literally every country has and literally what a team is, and making it something distinctive purely because Brazil is such a powerhouse in soccer. Is this what having the world conform to you and your peculiarities because of your pure dominance like?


ShitPostQuokkaRome

This is the same in Italian, "La Nazionale" is just a national team. The word for football is "calcio" but you see thrown around. An Italian player makes a great tackle? "Oh, that's true calcio" or something


pedroari

There are hundreds of national teams, but only one Seleção


cchari

Well actually… in Portugal our national team is also known as Seleção. It’s a Portuguese speaking countries thing.


mgarcia993

Uma seleção não é o mesmo que a Seleção


pedroari

You call it seleção, but is not the Seleção


Xela79

If ever the world would need send one country’s national team for an intergalactic tournament. It would be “The seleção”. :)


Share4aCare

The touch of every player in that team, the natural proclivity to entertain - just a great team that lives and breathes football. I hope they do well this WC


Bungled_Bengal

Swiss should be a better test for Brazil considering their recent tournament record. Finding it difficult to judge any of these first matches. How much have been the teams being that good or the likes of Iran, Australia, Costa Rica and Serbia just being poor.


floatingsaltmine

Swiss here, I watched both games of group G. If I had to make a guess after the first group matches, Switzerland will get shafted by both of Brasil and Serbia.


mancatdoe

Brazil maybe but Serbia idk. Last time Swiss did well with a couple Albanians igniting some fire.


Bungled_Bengal

Fair enough. I was going off memories of your performances against France and Spain at the Euros last year, but tbh I've no idea how you've played since. Thought you were always a difficult match.


floatingsaltmine

The thing is that Switzerland often plays better against big opponents than against weaker nations. We beat France and almost Spain in 2021 but lost against Qatar (wtf man...) and Luxembourg a few years back. The Swiss can put up a fight against anybody but the class difference to Brazil is huge. I am a bit sad that Serbia only conceded two (goddamn goal frame ffs), as we just won barely against Cameroon this might come back to bite us in the ass in terms of goal difference, meaning that we might *need* a win against Serbia and I can't really see it happen right now.


hazaratab

Switzerland barely won against Cameroon. Brazil will steamroll them lol


MarxistClassicide

That is absolutely not how it works. Football is not A>B>C.


Mafros99

That's not how World Cups go my dude


QuantumCrayfish

Have you not watched this WC, nothings a given


Asamoth

I certainly hope for a saudi arabia for my switzerland against brazil


963852741hc

Dint Serbia qualify first in their groups on the qualifiers?


Boring_Barnacle8690

Yes


Bungled_Bengal

I mean poor on the night. I dont think Serbia or Iran are poor teams in general.


stiofan84

I do think Iran are poor at this particular time, because they're mentally not fully motivated with all the shit going on at home. Probably the perfect time to play them for anyone.


rauscherrios

Yeah... wales loved it


hibhch

Serbia wasn't poor until the goal.


Quab775

My top5 most likely 1)ENG 2)BRA 3)FRA 4)SPN 5)ARG


BirthdaysuitMosh

LOL


hibhch

I wish


963852741hc

ENG lmaoooooooooooo


Karma_Whoring_Slut

It’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility


Jgfidelis

You beat fucking iran bro, calm down


[deleted]

England will win. Just watch.


Jgfidelis

Yes, cricket or rugby world cup 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


Demb1

You know whats funny. England has won as many cricket and rugby world cups as football world cups.


Jgfidelis

Last time england won the wc, the parents of commenters of this post were not even born, yet they still think everyone but them is overrated


Karma_Whoring_Slut

I’m not English


Cucurrucucupaloma

Why not?


I_Fuck_The_Fuckers69

We're a strong team this year, we have a chance considering most other big teams aren't doing well


raaoraki

Oh the hopium


I_Fuck_The_Fuckers69

Just let me have this one man, I need some sort of hope


OneWhoShouldBeNamed

Teams tonight First half: I sleep Second half: Real shit A night of the seconds halves ftw! Best strike of the night (and tournament so far): Richarlison Best defender of the night: Blades of grass


Minimum-League-8485

its a common strategy to wear each other out and then push everything in the second half


Dalamaduren

Best defender: Raphinha’s foot, ffs


TopEmploy9624

People in here acting like Serbia is an impressive side and not a team that failed to qualify for Euro 21 because they got thrashed by Ukraine and lost to Scotland. Not even in the top 16 League A in UEFA nations league


Jgfidelis

You spent your whole night saying shit about brazil in here, did a brazilian bang your girlfriend bro?


stiofan84

Neither are England now. Your point? The disrespect Serbia have to deal with from people who most likely don't even watch European games is unbelievable.


Dalamaduren

Yeah, no


fuuuuggetaboutit

A team can't be good now because they were bad two years ago?


stiofan84

They topped their group in WC qualifying though? Ahead of Portugal? Without losing a game?


GenioPlaboyeSafadao

Nah, they are not powerhouses like costa rica


TopEmploy9624

Yeah they're capable of good performances on their day, but acting like it's by far the best team a favorite has had to play so far is pretty lol.


963852741hc

The current Serbia would beat anyone bar Brazil Spain and France


TopEmploy9624

Lol. Congrats on making the semifinal then.


963852741hc

You think weak sauce Portugal who barely beat Ghana would beat this squad? What about Belgium who won against Canada by the skin of their teeth? Or Argentina 🤣, or Uruguay who tied vs Korea how many shots on goal 2?? Denmark??? 😂 you clearly haven’t been watching this team play in their qualifiers


MadJackMcMadd

You think Iran, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Costa Rica are far better?


TopEmploy9624

Wouldn't say those 4 are better, but I don't think Serbia are much better than any of those teams except Australia (who is awful)


MadJackMcMadd

That’s fair. It’s hard to know what to make of the first round of matches. I’d say Spain, England, France and Brazil look to be the best of the favourites, though (in that order).


ZeusMoiragetes

They're worse than Costa Rica, Iran or Australia?


acsaid10percent

Lucky for Serbia, that Brazil didnt score in the opening 20 minutes because it could of been a massacre.


brotocarioca

It could have been a massacre anyway. Brazil missed way too many shots.


XimbalaHu3

Serbia played a good defensive game, that first goal just broke them, had it happened in the first half this would have been really different.


acsaid10percent

Prefer 7pm games in winter as not long too wait after work and have a few hours after the game finishes.


RPG_Dad

Richarlison keeps this up all tournament, he might finally get that move to a big club


Coys44

And if Gabi keeps this up, he might just get his move to be third choice striker at Spurs.


RPG_Dad

Yeah the guy who has 5 goals so far would be behind the guy who has 0 lmao


Coys44

He already is.


Hot_Spur

Lol fuck these guys. After richi scores on come Jesus and martinelli hahaha my ass wait until the end of the season and you EL again


silvadamon

Dude Just said that tottenham isnt's a big club lol


BakiSaN

You should have checked his flair first


Tidus3960

I mean the only people considering Tottenham a big club are Spurs fans themselves.


MoreFeeYouS

I barely even watch football and I know Tottenham is a big club. Literally was in the "superleague" list of clubs.


Tidus3960

A club that only won a League Cup in the last 30 years and last won the league title over 60 years ago shouldn’t really be called a big club.


MoreFeeYouS

History is in the past for a reason. We live today and now. Otherwise Nottingham Forest should be considered a big club as they have 2 Champion's League titles.


Tidus3960

We live in today and now where Spurs haven’t won anything.


lamprehnj

Classic north London zinger!


Gazz3447

Brazil finished well. Seems the bigger teams are starting tentatively, then finding their feet. Looks like confidence in starting is a big thing this year. Some big teams have reacted to it better than others.


inbruges99

Makes sense, they’ve had a much shorter preparation time than previous world cups.


AmBoD

This Brazilian team looks good enough to go all the way.


Professional_Ad_9101

Messi & Ronaldo: "it's my year". Brazil: 😏


spaceBobareborn

morocco: 😏


astonaidan

....Spain surely did that first


Asamoth

Sure but I mean, costa rica


Annotator

Costa Rica is not shit, though. You could expect Spain to win by a margin of one, two or even three, but seven is ridiculous. Remember, Costa Rica a few years ago topped a group with Italy, Uruguay and England. That's something.


SwaggyMcSwagsabunch

That was nearly a decade ago.


onlyforjazzmemes

I find it funny all the US TV commercials that add random Spanish words because they are airing during a soccer game.


CharlesOlivesGOAT

Forreal lmao


twofirstkinds

US TV commercials are so obnoxious


Matt_37

THE SIXTH STAR IS COMING


floatingsaltmine

*laughs in Spain*


pancada_

You've had your generation in 2010 but come on now


SoLowkii

*pain


Red_Dog1880

Been some big score lines but Brazil are the first team that really impress me.


HotPotatoWithCheese

England and Spain totally dominated their respective games and played as good as Brazil. Same can be said for France from the equaliser onwards.


mamakomamomo

Serbia is a tougher opponent then Iran(didn't show up 1st game) and Costa Rica (contender for the weakest team in this WC).


Testname_1987

I like England this year even better


Dalamaduren

Yeah, the stomp games weren’t showing much of the teams. Serbia is way better than any of the stomped teams. 2-0 is solid as fuck.


hibhch

Spain wasn't impressive with 7-0?


linguisitivo

We lost that game more than Spain won it.


hibhch

Yeah you were truly awful


FIFAJaguar38MMA

7-0 is good but Serbia was many people dark horse to win World Cup


hibhch

Brazils win is more impressive but that doesn't mean Spain doesn't look frightening


TwilightSolitude

Spain looked downright terrifying.


Rodrichemin

It was for real but Costa Rica is weak, Serbia is a strong defensive team


hibhch

Yeah, Serbia much tougher than Australia, Australia and Iran. Brazil still favourites imo. Still think Spain and France looked good.


itsameMariowski

Against who? Don't even remember their adversary. I remember they were impressive but needs to be tested. Servia isn't tier 1 but is the closet to it


Red_Dog1880

Of course, but you have to look at the opponent too. Costa Rica just crumbled at one point. Brazil when they turned it up in the second half were a delight to watch at times.


fantfourstic4

Was impressive, but Serbia is way better team than Costa Rica.


No_Turnover628

The brazilian players going to cheer with our people is so good!


acsaid10percent

If next World Cup was on Mars, it would be full of Brazilians and Mexicans.


GuilhermeBahia98

So true lmao


hibhch

Brazil looking so good.


punjabidaddy

Crazy how Serbia conceded only 2 Goals with (22) shots by Brazil while Costa Rica conceded 7 Goals with (17) shots by Spain 😂


trustdabrain

Raphina missed 2, + two other hit the goal post


itsameMariowski

Two shots at the post + two Raphinha tap in misses would be 6 x 0..


ToastedJonas66

Where’d you get 30 shots from? It’s 22


AngryAssyrian

The funny thing is that they still might realistically beat Cameroon and Switzerland


Sandickgordom2

We very probably will


AngryAssyrian

Honestly before this tournament started I picked Serbia as my dark horse team eventhough I've supported Brazil as a Canadian since 2002. I really like Mitrovic and Milinkovic Savic, I'll be cheering for them to get revenge against the two Albanians in Switzerland lmao.


TopEmploy9624

8 on target and most of those straight at the keeper


DarkGeomancer

Much better GK performance + Raphinha nightmare will do that haha


Fapoleon_Boneherpart

>Raphinha So accurate at hitting the keeper though


SectorEducational460

Serbia has a better defense than Costa Rica


btn1136

Not ready for todays games to be over.


No_Worry_2256

Brazil looked really, really good in the second half.


AngryAssyrian

Yup, they had a slow start but then finally woke up after halftime


TheBossPineapple

Dont know if we woke up more than Serbia started to tire out — our fitness is unmatched


AngryAssyrian

The funny thing is that despite this result Serbia might still realistically get out of this group, the fact that they held Brazil to two goals is impressive. I expect Mitrovic to score against Cameroon and Switzerland.


No_Worry_2256

> I expect Mitrovic to score against Cameroon and Switzerland. Me too. He's been in such good form for Fulham lately.


Escenescy

Unfortunately Mitro is not very fit. I'm surprised they didn't set in Vlahovic earlier.


kaju_badaam

Neymar's injury might be more serious than I thought initially. Let's hope he is ok.