2014 World Cup Previews, Group A: Brazil

Posted: May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

2014 World Cup Previews, Group A: Brazil
Team: Brazil
Group: A
Schedule: June 12 vs. Croatia; June 17 vs. Mexico; June 23 vs. Cameroon
World Cup Record: 67-15-15 (Winners, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

The Big Lead

Soccer: Friendly-Brazil vs Honduras

Team: Brazil
Group: A
Schedule: June 12 vs. Croatia; June 17 vs. Mexico; June 23 vs. Cameroon
World Cup Record: 67-15-15 (Winners, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Qualifying Form: N/A

Manager: “Big Phil Scolari,” a man with a plan … and a mustache. To quote my father, a noted international soccer pundit/expert: “He looks like a coach.” Yep, dad, he can certainly do that considering he led Brazil to their fifth title in 2002.

Luiz Felipe Scolari Announces Brazilian Squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil - Press Conference

Player to Watch: Neymar. It’s a rote pick, but he’s exciting and the new face of Brazilian soccer. The cameras are going to be pinned on him the entire tournament and there’s a serious chance he’ll proverbially undress an opponent at least once each match. The “home soil” advantage might not ring true to many players in the National Team since they’ve rarely played competitive matches on home soil over the last four years without needing to play qualifiers. Neymar…

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