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Rivaldo slams Brazil squad

 

Following the nation's Copa América quarter-final exit, the Seleção legend has criticised the Dunga's decision to pick those playing in non-prestigious leagues.
Brazil legend Rivaldo has slated the selection process for the national team in the aftermath of their early Copa América exit. He wrote on his official Facebook page: "On Tuesday it was 13 years since Brazil won its fifth World Cup, I will never forget that moment. But, nowadays, it seems that any player can be called to the national team. I remember that in 2006 I wasn't called to the World Cup because I was playing club football in Greece. This was even though I was rated as the best player of the league on two occasions and it is a much more prestigious league than the ones where some of the current Brazil players are playing."
He continued: "If the state of affairs continues like this, our national team will end up going over 30 years without being champions. Please, can we call up better players because if we don't, we will be ashamed again. I prefer to stay silent and not say anything, but this time I couldn't keep quiet because things are really ugly right now as a country."

Following the nation's Copa América quarter-final exit, the Seleção legend has criticised the Dunga's decision to pick those playing in non-prestigious leagues.

Brazil legend Rivaldo has slated the selection process for the national team in the aftermath of their early Copa América exit. He wrote on his official Facebook page: "On Tuesday it was 13 years since Brazil won its fifth World Cup, I will never forget that moment. But, nowadays, it seems that any player can be called to the national team. I remember that in 2006 I wasn't called to the World Cup because I was playing club football in Greece. This was even though I was rated as the best player of the league on two occasions and it is a much more prestigious league than the ones where some of the current Brazil players are playing."

He continued: "If the state of affairs continues like this, our national team will end up going over 30 years without being champions. Please, can we call up better players because if we don't, we will be ashamed again. I prefer to stay silent and not say anything, but this time I couldn't keep quiet because things are really ugly right now as a country."

 

 
 

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