Five steps that will take Brazil national team back to its glory days.
Play the same formation in all group ages
The merits of this practice are clear and give teams like Spain a huge advantage over teams like Brazil.
Play attacking football
Brazil should chose an attacking formation that will allow at least seven players to combine near the opposition box. No more tactical line ups with 3 defensive midfielders.
Get a top European coach
Guus Hiddink or Carlos Queiroz could inject some fresh ideas into Brazilian football. Brazil may be too proud to seek European help.
Play home games at home
Sounds trivial – but most of Brazil’s home games are played in London. That’s not the right way to prepare the team to the added pressure of a home World Cup. It’s not fair that the team is not playing in front of it’s people.
Don’t allow players to leave Brazil before they are 21
Many Brazilians leave their home too early and get lost in European systems that don’t really care about the Seleção. Keeping players at home until they are ripe until they mature will build a solid, young group of players that will create a basis for the National team. Brazil should announce that any player leaving at an earlier age, will not be picked for his country.