World Cup Football Boots: Brazil
Fifa Ranking: 1
Path Ahead of the World Cup
Brazil didn’t exactly ‘Joga Bonito’ their way into the 2010 World Cup. The Samba Boys endured 7 draws, many of which were goaless. However, when the Seleção got going – they proved themselves unstoppable! Putting 5 past Ecuador and 4 past Uruguay and Venezuela the Brazilians regained their stride to qualify as leaders of the group with a goal difference of +22.
Kaka and Luis Fabiano
What can we say about Kaka that hasn’t been said already? The Brazilian’s reputation precedes him as one of the greats of the modern game. Despite a tricky, injury-riddled first season with Real Madrid, Kaka is capable of creating goals out of nothing, as well as scoring them – the Galactico is the highest scorer in the 23, with 27 in 78.
Luis Fabiano is a name that has roared to the fore of world football. A good outside bet for the golden boot, Fabiano is capable of magic in the famous Yellow Shirt, scoring 2 to secure a win over the United States in 2009, to give Brazil the Confederations Cup.
Dunga is a man with a vision of what he feels a Brazil team should be, and isn’t afraid of making unpopular decisions to fulill that vision. Decisions such a axing Ronaldinho from the squad sent a message to this generation of Brazilians; that he wants a more functional, tough to break down, less showboating Brazil to win the World Cup in South Africa.