The 2022 Qatar World Cup has already defined the groups and the venue for the matches of each team that will attend this year’s great orbital event. Europe has the big favorites to win the title, however, the hope of South America is getting bigger and bigger due to the level with which Brazil and Argentina arrive.
The canarinha He rode the entire Qualifiers without losing a single match, a balance that helped him to take first place in the classification of Fifa, replacing a Belgium that preferred to play friendlies with several names that will surely not be in Doha from November 21, the date of the opening match.
The five-time champions have the obligation to make a good presentation, after being thrashed in the semifinals of Brazil 2014 at the hands of Germany and not going beyond the quarterfinals in Russia 2018. For Tite, the Brazil coach, it will be a special occasion, because after the championship of the The world will step aside.
“I will (be in charge) until the end of the World Cup. I don’t have to lie here.”said the 60-year-old coach, in an interview with the program Drafting of the SporTV channel in February, confirming that he is no longer going as DT of his country. “I am very focused on my work. I am aware of the cycles. I am a guy who had the opportunity to be here, like so many other high-level professionals who have the ability” to lead Brazil, Tite said.
The Brazilian soccer confederation (CBF) is not in a hurry to choose a replacement, but it already has some advanced negotiations, according to what the newspaper revealed in the last few hours. Mark from Spain. The information indicates that high-ranking officers of the greenyellow They have approached Pere Guardiola, Pep’s brother and agent, to find out the options they have to hit the table for the 2026 World Cup.
The media affirms that they have already approached the Spanish coach with an offer with a “four-year” contract that would start in January 2023 or, at the latest, after the end of that season, at which time the link with him will come to an end. Manchester City. “The proposed salary is around 12 million net, a very high amount but still below the 20 he receives in England,” he adds. Mark.
This possibility had already been touched upon on Iberian soil with the ‘exclusinda’ of the journalist Eduardo Inda, a panelist on The beach barwho in February assured that the CBF was thinking of Guardiola as the first option for the technical direction in the next cycle of Qualifiers.
Brazil’s illusion is high and they are confident of achieving an agreement that would be historic, although premeditated by Pep himself, who has already accepted his desire to leave football at the club level and graduate as a coach. “If the possibility arises, a selection is the next step. I must take a break after seven years. I have to stop to see what we have done, learn from other coaches and maybe take that path, ”he said earlier this season at a press conference.
“I would like to train in a European Championship, a Copa América or a World Cup”, said the ex-Barcelona player who even flirted with the canarinha: “Tite’s Brazil is a fantastic team. Some are my players, others are rivals and I know them. Brazil is always a candidate, a favorite. It always was and always will be. It is part of the essence, of the culture”, he affirmed.
“I think that Brazil will always have Brazilian coaches, they are very good. I think it is very difficult for foreign coaches to direct the main teams in the world”, he concluded, perhaps escaping the fate that now gives him an unbeatable opportunity to pack his bags to reach South America.