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Former Brazil international Mauro Silva wants the Brasileirão to be improved

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Former Selecao international Mauro Silva is hopeful that Brazil can improve it’s domestic championship.

The 46 year-old, who won the World Cup in 1994, wants youngsters to stay longer in the Brasileirão, but believes that can only happen if the system is upgraded.

“The situation at club level in Brazil is pretty clear,” he told FIFA.com. “We need to strengthen the championship so that we can carry on nurturing players the way we’ve always done. 

“We’ve got huge potential, in football and other areas, but we’re not making the most of it. Why is that? I went to Europe when I was 24, but today we’re seeing 19-year-olds who want to leave. 

“Why aren’t we in a position to create a better product, a league that players want to stay in, like the NBA, for example? I think we’ve got the ability to do that.”


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