World Cup 2022: Casemiro Brilliantly Explains Why Brazil Can Win the 2022 Tournament

World Cup 2022: Casemiro Brilliantly Explains Why Brazil Can Win the 2022 Tournament

  • Casemiro has said Brazil have a better squad than their team in the 2018 World Cup
  • Talisman Neymar is injured and remains a serious doubt for their final group game
  • Tite's squad has depth in almost all positions and is arguably the most talented squad
  • Most fans and pundits have put their money on Brazil to win the World Cup tournament

Brazil midfielder Casemiro has given several reasons why the current Seleção team can go all the way in the 2022 World Cup.

The Samba Boys booked their place in the last 16 in Qatar, after Caemiro's stunning goal gave Tite's side a narrow win over Switzerland in their second group game.

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Brazil are overwhelming favourites for the 2022 World Cup. Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse.
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Brazil last won the World Cup in 2002, and many fans feel they have the squad to end the 20-year drought.

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They hosted the World Cup in 2014 and had a chance to win it, but their campaign ended in humiliating fashion. Eventual winners Germany battered them 7-1, their worst-ever defeat and their first loss at home since 1975.

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The Selecao's 2018 campaign was unimpressive, exiting the tournament in the quarter-final.

This time in Qatar, they are overwhelming favourites, with most fans and pundits declaring that they are the most talented team in the tournament.

Casemiro on Brazil's squad

After Brazil's 1-0 win over Switzerland, Casemiro said their squad is way better than the 2018 edition. Even with Neymar injured after playing one game, Brazil possess a squad that can go all the way.

"Four years have gone by; there are new players... This year, we have a wider range of options, we have more to choose from; without even changing the team, we can change the way we play. The range of options is much greater than at the last World Cup," he said according to beIN.

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Brazil last lifted the World Cup in 2002. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP.
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Casemiro scored the only goal for Brazil against Switzerland, a stunning outside-of-the-boot effort.

Tite's side have already made it to the last 16, a stage where much tougher teams will test them. Although nothing can happen in tournament football, it could be considered a failure if they don't reach the final.

Casemiro scores vs Switzerland

Sports Brief earlier reported on Casemiro scoring for Brazil as they sealed their spot in the knockout stage.

The Brazilians had been frustrated by an obdurate Swiss side at Doha's Stadium 974. It looked as if they would have to settle for a point, after a Vinicius Junior strike in the second half was disallowed for offside following a VAR check.

However, with minutes remaining, Bruno Guimaraes flicked the ball onto Casemiro just inside the box. The Manchester United midfielder's volley flew into the net with the help of a slight but significant deflection off Manuel Akanji.

Source: Sports Brief News