This Tuesday (14), Brazilian football celebrates the 20th anniversary of the conquest, by Corinthians, from the first FIFA Club World Cup.
I well know that the rare reader and the rare non-Corinthian reader will say, “Brazilian football celebrates a roe. Only the Corinthians celebrate ”. Go there!
It is worth mentioning that the 2000s began gloriously and so would follow five and six years later, with the achievements of the Sao Paulo and Inter.
More: in 2002, the selection won the fifth world championship by winning the World Cup in Asia with seven wins, repeating the feat of the 1970 team, which also won all but one fewer games.
From 2006, with the title of the gauchos, here, however, the drought has set in the confrontation of Brazilian football with the European.
Exception made in 2012 when again the Corinthians raised the World Cup, we only have setbacks in the 2006, 2010 and 2018 World Cups – not to mention the vexation of 2014, when Brazilian football was trampled at home by the German football boots, in that 7 to 1 so stunning that it seems like a joke, and thus ended up treated by the CBF, which just exchanged coaches.
The 2000s enshrined fans' preferential choice over their clubs over the national team.
The reason is linked to the weakening of football in Patropi due to the increasing exodus of the national workforce, the lack of affective ties with the main native players invading the world and looking around our borders as the possible reaction of who has no dog and is obliged to hunt with a cat.
A little, too, like Fernando Pessoa: “The Tagus is more beautiful than the river that flows through my village. But the Tagus is no more beautiful than the river that flows through my village, because the Tagus is not the river that flows through my village. ”
If in the World Cups the team was defeated consecutively by France (2006), Netherlands (2010), Germany and Netherlands (2014) and Belgium (2018), the Brazilian clubs that managed to decide the World Cup, such as Santos (2011), Grêmio (2017) and Flamengo (2019), succumbed to Barcelona (4 to 0!), Real Madrid and Liverpool, by the so-called minimum counts.
One day Carlos Alberto Parreira said that with more organization Brazil could be the NBA of football, a reference to the hegemony of American basketball.
He was right, but the country missed the chance to ride the horse that had been saddled several times, not just once, at his door.
Today we look doomed to be the second division of world football – and look how we made progress last season, because the Flamengo Liverpool beat did not play complex, by a ball, as even the three champions played against the same Liverpool (2005). Barcelona (2006) and Chelsea (2012), in addition to Santos humiliated by Barça and Grêmio, worthy but harmless, against Real Madrid.
What to do?
First, celebrate ephemeris like the two decades completed on Tuesday, not forgetting that the decision was against Vasco and ended 0-0 in 120 minutes.
Cariocas won the group that had Manchester United, and the paulistas, which had Real Madrid.
And there were Dida, Vampeta, Rincón, Luizão, Ricardinho and Edilson on one side, as well as Mauro Galvao, Juninho Pernambucano, Edmundo and Romário on the other.
Difficult to think nowadays of a national classic with so many stars.
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