After recent performances at the FIFA world Cup 2018 qualification matches, many have questioned the hopes of seeing the star studded Brazilian team in the Cup Finals in Russia come 2018. The team’s head coach Dunga said the team’s qualification is far from conclusion.
The South American giants fought back from two goals down to draw level with Paraguay in a crucial match. Brazil men national team has won only two games of six. The team has played a draw in three matches and lost one.
Coach Dunga even admitted that the qualification is complicated. The results from the match with Paraguay leaves out the option of automatic qualification for the five-time world champions.
In the match against Paraguay, amazing strikes from Dario Lezcano and Edgar Benitez gave Paraguay the lead. However, a lapse in concentration in the final ten minutes turned the game around for The Little Canary as they scored two goals. Ricardo Oliveira struck in the 80th minutes followed by an impressive effort by Barcelona star, Dani Alves in injury time.
Brazil would face group leader, Ecuador next. Dunga still insists that it isn’t over but “complicated.” In his post-match interview, Dunga said: “The beauty of football is that the next match of ours is against the leader.”
The world champions earlier played a 2-2 draw with Uruguay despite a 2-0 lead.
Dunga continued: “It will always depend on ourselves. The heats itself, have always been complicated, from 82, 86, 90, 94… and this will be even more complicated. When I spoke after the last game we needed to have technical quality with the ball and we have to be more physical when we are without the ball, that was it.”
Dunga ended with: “There’s still a lot of games left, the table is still open and it is important to remember we were facing Brazil, who have a lot of quality. It is important to see that we can face great teams. It is important to see the team evolve.”