Copa América de 2021

Discussion in 'Brazil' started by Century's Best, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
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    Here on BigSoccer and in multiple sports news outlets - Brazilian, other South American, U.S., and from other countries - the recent news regarding this tournament have raised eyebrows. Many in Brazil and elsewhere oppose it, but teams have confirmed their participation, and this of course includes the defending champions and hosts, Brazil.

    Talk about epidemiology, politics, safety, hygiene, health has happened ad nauseam. But the tournament will take place, starting on Sunday, June 13.

    Two groups of five teams will compete in a tournament which Brazil last hosted a mere 2 years ago and which most Brazilians did not expect to see played in their country for many years. It's back.

    Best wishes to the Colombian and Argentine people, as they have seen the tournament removed from their countries; the former, due to public unrest, while the latter, due to concerns about hosting and to political considerations.

    But best wishes as well to the Brazilian people, who while divided on the wisdom of hosting and many of whom are suffering due to the pandemic, will see their country host another major event and who will hopefully celebrate another title achievement by their national team.

    With 5 2022 WCQ matches late last week and 5 more tonight, the CONMEBOL participants will be leaving clues to opponents' managers as to what to expect. And while there's the possibility that teams will field different rosters from those selected for WCQ, managers will also likely use this tournament as a means to improve team chemistry for when WCQ resumes in September. Brazil for one will have its
    roster for the tournament announced tomorrow, June 9, 2021.

    Let's hope for a fun, enjoyable, and safe tournament with good football. Life has been tough enough since this pandemic started. The games must go on (at some point) and life must continue.
     
  2. Century's Best

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    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    The roster for the tournament was announced; other than Thiago Silva replacing Rodrigo Caio, it's the same list as that announced for the Ecuador and Paraguay WCQ matches.
     
  3. Mengão86

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    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
  4. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Puta mimimi e no final das contas ninguém pediu dispensa ... decepcionado. :ROFLMAO:

    Esse manifesto foi uma baita pipocada. Acho que eles não esperavam que tudo ia ser vazado.
     
  5. Kaka10725

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    Jun 1, 2007
    Midfield is going to need an upgrade in a year or so IMO.
     
  6. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    Not to be sarcastic and certainly not racist, but according to this diagram, Douglas Luiz went from being black to being white. The "Douglas Luiz" shown here is Arthur.
     
  7. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Tite starting Paqueta and benching Firmino.
     
  8. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Brasil 1 x 0 Selecionado Venezuelano sem 16 jogadores e 9 titulares - HT
     
  9. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    2 x 0

    Neymar PK
     
  10. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Gabi(gol) .... 10 segundos e um cartão amarelo.
     
  11. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
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    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Piss poor finishing.
     
  12. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Caught the first half at 30 mins in ... noticed quite a few long balls from the back.
     
  13. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
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    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Game played at a training pace, not the most fun to watch, but at least we didn't end up in a 0x0 or 1x0 with a bunch of goals called back. Did their job, hopefully we see more Thursday against Peru.
     
  14. Century's Best

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    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    Can't really celebrate although I'm glad Brazil won. Venezuela was out of sync due to personnel changes. Oh well, a win is a win.
     
  15. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Neymar not injured and didn’t get himself suspended , that’s progress . :ROFLMAO:
     
  16. Century's Best

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    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    He's also now only 10 goals away from Pelé's 77 goals with Brazil. Not too bad. It's hard to believe he has surpassed Ronaldo Fenômeno and Romário.
     
  17. Mengão86

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    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Not trying to be harsh and perhaps I am even incorrect, but I feel a lion share of those goals came in friendlies, especially since we didn't have qualifiers for 2014.
     
  18. Cosmin10

    Cosmin10 Member

    Feb 28, 2020
    Ibiza
    He has scored 25 goals in competitive matches. Messi has 38 goals in competitive games while Ronaldo has 85 goals although we know where the bulk of that source comes from...
     
  19. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Yep
     
  20. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Neymar could have played more competitive matches had we not hosted 2014 WC and had he not missed 2 CAs.

    Quite a few of Messi’s goals with Argentina are from the PK spot . Something like 20-25%.

    And yeah …
    A bunch of CR7 goals while considered competitive , are against the minnows of Europe in Euro or WC qualifying .
     
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  21. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    It will be interesting to see how many different setups Tite tries out. It's clear that he is trying to figure something out changing formations, shifting Neymar around from wing to free role, trying to find out subs for RA / Paulinho and the forwards. I would have really liked to see BH in the team.
     
  22. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
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    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    One thing that gave me hope yesterday was that Tite made two subs at halftime. That is pretty aggressive for him.

    Like you said, he is trying different things, I just hope we see some interesting starting line-ups and halftime subs throughout the group stage. Would make this not only more productive, but more fun.
     
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  23. Century's Best

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    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    I expect a tough match from Peru. They won't have forgotten they beat Brazil in a late 2019 friendly and that they scored 2 on Brazil in a WCQ match late last year.
     
  24. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Some interesting line-up options in training today, including Everton (Cebolinha) and Fabinho looking likely to get playing time.

    Considering we've played Peru 4 times in a relatively short period, big changes would make for a much more interesting game.
     
  25. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Line-up in training, will we see this team start?

    Éderson; Danilo, Éder Militão, Thiago Silva e Alex Sandro; Fabinho, Fred (Everton Ribeiro) e Neymar; Gabriel Jesus, Gabigol e Éverton Cebolinha
     

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