Marcelo will captain Brazil against Switzerland

first_imgReal Madrid’s 30-year-old left back Marcelo will be Brazil’s captain in tonight’s 2018 World Cup opener against Switzerland.In 2014, then head coach Dunga relieved Thiago Silva off his captain duties, feeling that the PSG defender was too emotional during Brazil’s penalty shootout with Chile. Silva was too nervous to step up and take a penalty, couldn’t bare to watch while his teammates were taking them and then cried crocodile tears after they managed to scrape a win. After all that, he had the courage to confront Dunga, not happy about the coach taking his captaincy away, saying he wasn’t consulted at all.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…Neymar became the new captain, but being the cry baby that he is, he couldn’t cope with the constant criticism and gave up the captain’s armband not long after it was given to him. When Tite took over, he devised a solution that seems to be working for now. He employs a rotational system in which different players are given the armband in different matches. Dani Alves, Miranda, Neymar, Thiago Silva, Marcelo, Casemiro, Renato Augusto, Gabriel Jesus, Willian, Philippe Coutinho, Fernandinho, Marquinhos, Filipe Luis and Robinho have all had the honour to captain their national team at some point.Today, it will be Marcelo who will strap the band around his arm and lead the World Cup favorite onto the pitch. Although the left back is not one of the most reliable footballers on the planet, he does play with swagger, passion and always gives his best for club and country. Brazil will need every bit of his energy to combat Vladimir Petkovic’s Switzerland tonight in Rostov.last_img

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