The U20 World Cup starts on Sunday for Brazil. The National Team will face Italy in the first match. A lot of interesting prospects will be on the field and surely scouts from numerous clubs, mostly from Europe.
The last Brazilian title in the tournament was in 2011, in a very disputed final match against Portugal. The game ended 3-2, with three goals from Oscar, now at Shanghai Port. Just one year later, he was at Chelsea.
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Oscar and the tournament good memories
Sambafoot has asked Oscar about what he felt in that tournament, especially after the hat-trick in the final and what happened with his career. The Brazilian points out that the most interesting thing was to be able to show his football to the world, opening doors and opportunities.
“I wanted to share a little about my under-20 World Cup, where the Brazilian team was champion. It was incredible for me, I had an incredible World Cup, where I also scored three goals in the final against Portugal and our team was crowned champion. For me, It was very special, where I was able to show my football to the whole world. After that World Cup, doors opened for me, with many opportunities in different places, and everyone started to see that team and generation with different eyes,” he said in an exclusive testimony to Sambafoot.
More than one of Oscar’s companions were able to show their importance in football. The most prominent one is Casemiro, now at Manchester United and with a glorious career at Real Madrid. Danilo, Philippe Coutinho and Willian José are still playing in Europe and also got called up to the Brazilian National Team.
“Several players from that team made a beautiful story in the National Team, in European football, in football in general. After that World Cup, many important things happened in my career and I was very happy to be champion by scoring that hat-trick. It was very cool for me.”