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Pedro DeSouza, Senior Reporter

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For as long as soccer has been around, the Brazilian culture has always been a very dominant one. They have played a key role in the sport’s success and popularity worldwide.

However, throughout these recent years the country’s extraordinary success rate experienced a slight dip in form. Now this may seem like a negative thing for most, but only by the Brazilian standard.

This is due to the fact that even when the Brazilian national soccer team were at their lowest performing, they were still among the world’s most talented teams, among Germany, Argentina, Chile and France.

Although it doesn’t take away from their successful history, the year 2012 was a year that impacted many supporters. It was the first and only time in history where the national team rank dropped below of the top 10.

In fact, they actually ranked as low as 18th, something that many are still in disbelief.

Many fans across the world are still unable to accept this fact. This is due to the amount of talent that Brazilian soccer has produced, no matter what year it is. Not only at the national team level, but within lower age divisions and professional leagues in the country as well. But even with all this, the national team still suffered a dramatic drop.

There are many reasons behind this, some say that this it was just a result of bad coaching or a gap year for Brazilian soccer. This may not be completely true however. Brazil never lacked the talent in order to put a intelligent team together, nor a coach who did not obtain the knowledge needed to lead a team into success. Thus, leading the situation to only being a problem at the Brazilian standard.

What this means is simple; for a country that lives, eats and breathes soccer, they’re bound to have very high standards and expectations  for the national team. When these expectations aren’t meant, they often result in the disappointed of many supporters and makes it’s a very difficult in task to achieve. But it isn’t impossible,  and has done so with just the nick of time.

As of June 2016, the Brazilian soccer organization, Confederação Brasileira De Futebol  or CBF, officially appointed a new head coach. Adenor Leonardo Bachi, Adenor Leonardo Bacchi or commonly known as titi is a figure that is loved by many before taking position as head coach.

Highly respected among the soccer community  for his ability to take different groups of talents. Anything from age to nationality and even playing style. His  ability to take different skill sets, and in order to put them in way to achieve bigger goals is what made  him a perfect fit for the national team.

And is exactly what he did as soon as he took lead as head coach. Once Titi assumed the position he automatically drafted many big name players such as Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Marcelo Vieira, who all play on some of the world’s biggest teams. By doing so he put them in the same pool of players that still played on much smaller teams, such as Gabriel Jesus, Gabigol and Alison Becker,  player that still play within the Brasileiro Sèrie A. The highest level of professional soccer in Brazil.

At first, some were  nervous to see if the big changes he made would either work or crash and burn. All within such a crucial time, being that it is less than a year away from the world cup, the world’s largest soccer competition. But with the patience of many and the confidence that others had, the new coach he was able to continue with his plans.

By doing as he promised the team began to perform at much higher level that they had recently been playing at. Back to the good old days as many may say, the days where the brazilian national could easily walk over any competition they faced.

With the Brazilian national soccer team now currently standing undefeated under the new management of Titi, there are now back to beating big teams such as argentina, chile and combina. They’re on the pathway to success, and with the opportunity given to smaller players they’ll be more new faces in town, not only Titi benefiting to the team’s success.

 

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