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August 11, 2010, 11:13 AM
What did you guys think of the game?
This Brazil was a new team (only 2 players from past world Cup).
It is also a very young team that will probably be their Olympic team.
August 14, 2010  01:44 PM ET

I was surprised by how many changes they made and Naymer is impressive, although we shouldn't read too much into friendlies!

August 16, 2010  12:07 PM ET

Right, this is still preseason. The catastrophic transformation of the Brazilian team at the WC was criminal. The same mindset responsible for Maradona must have been present for the Dunga appointment. There should be extensive house cleaning in both associations or else Venezuela will join Chile and Paraguay as standard bearers in SA. Thank heaven for URUGUAY!!

August 16, 2010  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I was surprised by how many changes they made and Naymer is impressive, although we shouldn't read too much into friendlies!

well, while right, you have to remember. As host, Brazil will only have friendlies to prepare.

 
August 16, 2010  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Right, this is still preseason. The catastrophic transformation of the Brazilian team at the WC was criminal. The same mindset responsible for Maradona must have been present for the Dunga appointment. There should be extensive house cleaning in both associations or else Venezuela will join Chile and Paraguay as standard bearers in SA. Thank heaven for URUGUAY!!

well, Dunga was appointed before maradona (Actually i think Dunga was the AFA inspiration for Maradona)
In any event, Neymar and the other 4 frontman (pato, Ganso, Andre & Robinho) were all guys who should have been called for the WC and Dunga didn't.

Brazil now decided to reformulate and will probably bring their young ones in order to prepare a core for the Olympics and then for the World Cup.
They actually want to learn a page from the spaniards and keep one core young group that will carry them through the next 1-2 worldcups.

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