Brazil as a football team have always been favorites in all competition they appear; be it the FIFA world cup, copa America or Olympics.
The fear of the Brazilian team is the beginning of wisdom.
Let’s face it; if you are grouped with Brazil in any football tournament, there’s a kind of fear (coupled with excitement of playing with big stars).
But the fear is what get everyone talking.
Brazil once went 24 years without a world cup trophy (1970- 1994), and 49 years without winning copa America.
They have played 3 world cup finals in a row (94,98, 2002) winning 2 in the process.
The decline is now obvious because it’s been 16 years without a world cup, 11 years without a copa America.
The decline is not the absence of talented players; they have got tens of thousands of natural young talents springing up every summer (Vinicius jnr is the latest wonderkid in town with his jaw dropping $71m move from Flamengo to Madrid).
The decline is just about tne attitude of the players.
This 2018 world cup seleção can easily win the world cup but Neymar with his childish arrogance, unnecessary and endless falling, selfishness at goal post and playing to the gallery cost them the trophy that he wept so bitterly.
Brazil will forever bounce back and take their rightful dominance again in the world of football.
The same country that took the British soccer game and converted it to a mix of samba dance, jogo bonito, flair and free flowing football, will come back …
And when they do, they won’t stop winning and expect more world cup victories and crowns from them.