The journey of the Brazilian team towards another World Cup starts this Friday (8). Canarinho’s first match will be against the Bolivians, at Estádio do Mangueirão, in Belém, Pará. The ball will roll from 21:45 (Brasília time).
Dividing himself between commanding the Brazilian national team, and also coaching the Fluminense team, coach Fernando Diniz has the full support of his charges at the Rio de Janeiro club in this new phase of his career. One of Tricolor’s leaders and main technical references, Germán Cano, bets on the commander’s success at the head of the Brazilian team.
For the Argentine striker, who is the top scorer in the Libertadores with nine goals, his resourcefulness and performance in the Rio de Janeiro team is the result of incessant work done by the captain, who manages to extract the most from his athletes. For Cano, the players of the Brazilian National Team will learn and develop a lot with Diniz. With 77 goals scored in a season and a half with Fluminense, Germán Cano is one of the main names in South American football today.
In an interview with Boliragem, from Sportv, Cano projected the passage of Fernando Diniz in the Brazilian National Team:
– I think everything will be fine, as it is at Fluminense. For my part, we’re going to do a lot of effort so that this passage through the national team is even greater than it already is. O… pic.twitter.com/j9vryGSInN
— Goleada Info (@goleada_info) September 5, 2023
Fernando Diniz is not the first coach to share activities as a club and national team coach in Brazil
The impasse involving the CBF and the Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, who was chosen to replace Tite after the participation of the Brazilian team in the 2022 World Cup, made the president of the highest football entity in Brazil, Ednaldo Rodrigues, make a quick decision , and at first palliative to fill the gap.
Fernando Diniz, who has been standing out for Fluminense since last season, was given the mission of coaching Brazil, returning the offensive game identity to the Canarinho team, and, at the same time, fulfilling his obligations as coach of Tricolor.
It is not common for a club coach to assume responsibilities in charge of a country’s national team, especially like Brazil, which despite not being in its best moments on the international stage, is still the only five-time world champion.
On the other hand, this would not be the first time that a coach would assume a dual role in Brazilian football. 25 years ago, Vanderlei Luxemburgo would do the same, coaching Brazil, and also Corinthians, right after the 1998 World Cup in France, when Brazil lost to the hosts in the decision by 3 x 0.
At that time, the coach was chosen by the CBF to lead the project that aimed to win the unprecedented Olympic gold medal in men’s football, and also lead the Brazilian team to the title of the fifth world championship.
As the story says, Luxemburgo was fired from office after being eliminated in the Sydney Olympics, in 2000, in the quarterfinals by Cameroon, by the score of 2 x 1.
Brazilian fans look forward to joining Fernando Diniz in the national team
Known for putting together compact teams, with a lot of intensity and plastic in the way he practices football, the fans in Brazil are anxious to follow the first commitment of the new coach in charge of the Canarinho team.
It is true that this Friday’s opponent is not the most complicated, after all, Bolivia has never been a match for Brazil playing in tupiniquin lands, since the Bolivians have never won Amarelinha playing away from home, there are 12 games with ten wins Brazilians and two draws.
Therefore, it is the opponent considered ideal for a debut, and depending on the result and the way the team plays, it will be able to quickly win the hearts of the fans, packing a job that can go very well.
I’m looking forward to seeing the selection of fernando diniz
— João Vítor Munhoz (@jv_munhoz_) September 5, 2023
Next matches of the Brazilian National Team
Brazil x Bolivia – Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup – Estádio Mangueirão, Belém-PA, (09/08/2023 – Friday), 21:45 (Brasília time).
Peru x Brazil- Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup – Estádio Nacional de Lima, (12/09/2023 – Tuesday), 23h (Brasília time).