Sunday, June 13, 2010

Brazil vs North Korea FIFA 2010: Dunga has to Deal with High Expectation

Five-time world champion Brazil begins their World Cup Football 2010 campaign on 15 June (Tuesday) with the match against North Korea. Brazil is one of the hot favorites to win the tournament and fans are expecting a lot from the Samba Kings. Specially, coach Dunga is feeling the pressure more than anybody else at the moment.

Since taking over as the coach of Brazil in 2006, Dunga has come under huge criticism because of his approach that does not go with Brazil’s traditional jogo bonito (beautiful football) style. Many former Brazilian greats are also disappointed with Dunga’s defensive style of football.

However, Dunga, captain of Brazil’s 1998 World Cup winning team, does not seem to be moved by the criticism thrown at him. He has already made it clear that his only intention is to win the World Cup title and would take whatever way required to accomplish this goal.

Brazil won the Confederations Cup title last year defeating USA in the final. So, the 46-year-old coach has already justified his style and is ready to prove it in World Cup. He was also criticized for leaving out the experienced and star players like Ronaldinho and Adriano from Brazil’s 23-man squad.

Dunga preferred performance over experience while selecting the squad. There are a number of young, inexperienced players who are playing at their best at the moment. So, Dunga did not hesitate to include them in Brazil’s World Cup 2010 mission.

Dunga may have brought success from Confederations Cup, but anything less than an appearance in the final of World Cup would be considered as a failure for Brazil and could put Dunga’s future as Brazil coach in jeopardy.

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