Dani Alves will captain Brazil against Argentina, and pay homage to Carlos Alberto Torres
Dani Alves will captain Brazil in the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Argentina on Thursday, and he will be the first player under Tite to use the armband for a second time.
The reason, however, is not simply a coach's choice, but something much more important. The Brazilian Football Confederation announced on Tuesday afternoon that the Juventus right-back will pay homage to Carlos Alberto Torres, who died on October 25. Therefore, Dani Alves, chosen for acting in the same position of Carlos Alberto Torres, will also wear the number 4 shirt. In his armband, the phrase "Eterno Capitão" will be engraved. Dani Alves had already been given the task of captaining the five-time World Cup winners in the 2-1 victory over Colombia in Natal for the 8th round of the qualifiers. Before, João Miranda was chosen as captain against Ecuador, Renato Augusto against Bolivia and, later, Filipe Luís in the game against Venezuela.
Scorer of nine goals in 69 matches, Carlos Alberto Torres is considered as one of the greatest right-backs in the history of football. He came through Fluminense and became one of the biggest idols of Santos. But his goal over Italy in the 1970 World Cup final and the gesture of having raised the title in Mexico were the highlights of his career.