The Brazilian National Team prepares to face Ecuador this Friday in Porto Alegre for the Qualifiers amid very heavy weather regarding future participation in the Copa América.
Tite’s team usually had lunch at noon at the concentration hotel, the same one where the president of the Brazilian Soccer Confederation, Rogério Caboclo, is staying.
The lack of dialogue between the leader and the squad after Brazil became the host of the Copa América is the main point of discontent for the players and the coaching staff. Everyone agrees not to play the tournament.
On Wednesday, Caboclo had a meeting with the players at the Granja Comary rally, in which he was asked for explanations about why Brazil became the host of the Copa América. According to the group, the CBF should maintain a more open dialogue and explain such decisions to the team. Supported by Tite, those summoned kept public silence and demanded a conversation with Rogério Caboclo to expose such discontent and ask for clarification about the controversy.
Under pressure, the CBF leadership moves to align the discourse and overcome the crisis in the selection until next Tuesday, the date of the match. against Paraguay and the deadline given by Tite for the group to reveal the content of the conversation with Caboclo and the position in relation to the Copa América.
There is still a long way to go to find a solution to the enormous problem. Players guarantee that they will go all the way in the “fight”. Furthermore, there is an understanding that the tone in public statements tends to be heavy, further exposing a new crisis involving Caboclo’s management at CBF.
* with information from Gustavo Hofman and Pedro Ivo Almeida