Brazil - the class that was?

The current Brazilian football team doesn't look "classy" anymore. It is quite evident from the way they have performed in the last two World Cups, and of course, the recent form they have shown on the field.

updated: July 18, 2011 19:03 IST
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New Delhi: Brazilian football legend Pele once said, "Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man."

Brazil football team, the name resonates the sounds of a rhythmic roar in a huge stadium, reminds the astonishing goals, the beautiful passes, and in total, a class apart in world football; a combination of pride, glory and honour for the countrymen and lots of joy for the supporters and fans all over the world.

This team has produced some legendary footballers of all time, Pele being the greatest and the most prominent among them. And in the last few decades, they have had great players like Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Carlos, Cafu. But gone are the days when these great players played together - the team which had players like Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Carlos, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lucio and a few others playing under the captaincy of Cafu. Those were the days when these football giants put together a team which was unbeatable by almost none other in world football.

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