Kaká And Robinho Call For Concentration Against Chile
Parreira’s new attacking midfield pair, given Ronaldinho Gaúcho’s enforced absence due to the three yellow cards picked up in the course of the WCQ so far, have sent a warning shot out to those who see Sunday’s game as a walk in the park.
“It’s going to be far more complicated than most people are willing to admit” said Kaká, “they’re just looking for a draw, whereas we’re playing for the win that would seal our presence in Germany next year.” The new Madrid number 10 concurred;”It’s a fundamental game for our team and we’ve got to shoulder the responsibility for ensuring that we book our place at the World Cup a.s.a.p.”
Both have taken on board orders from Parreira to rope in their all-out attacking instincts and help Zé Roberto and Emerson with the crucial dirty work in midfield. “I’ll be keeping a sharp eye on stopping any counter-attacks and generally hassling their build-up of moves from the back” confirmed the AC Milan idol.
Robinho will be the first stone in the Chilean’s shoe, buzzing around their keeper like a wasp and acting ‘in the hole’ behind the double-barrelled attack formed by Ronaldo and Adriano. “I’m going to be looking to help with marking the more capable defenders so we don’t overload our defensive midfielders and centre-backs with an obligation to be everywhere at once.”
Brazil are in second place in the Conmebol WCQ table, taking a backseat to the Albiceleste’s 31 points. Chile are in sixth position with 20 to the seleção’s 27, and their target is to grab the fifth spot that leads to the playoff against the Oceania WCQ champions for a prized spot in Germany.
Last WCQ To Be Played In The Amazon
CBF (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol) President Ricardo Teixeira confirmed that the venue for the final Brazilian WCQ match will be in the sweaty surroundings of the Mangueirão stadium, located deep in the heart of the Amazon in the northern city of Belém-PA. This will make the Venezuela match the second official game to be played close to the equator in the WCQ after the 1-0 win over Ecuador in Manaus’ Vivaldão stadium.