Barcelona’s Raphinha Mocked by Fans After Failed Skill Move in Brazil’s Clash Against Argentina

Barcelona’s Raphinha Mocked by Fans After Failed Skill Move in Brazil’s Clash Against Argentina

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Brazil faced off against Argentina at the Maracana Stadium
  • Barcelona star Raphinha Belloli failed to impress in the game
  • The former Leeds United star was substituted later in the tie

Brazil's recent woes persisted as they suffered another defeat in their FIFA World Cup qualification series clash against Argentina.

The Selecao, experiencing their third consecutive loss, failed to assert themselves against their opponents.

Despite the match being marred by fan violence, a 62nd-minute header from defender, Nicolas Otamendi secured the victory for Lionel Scaloni and his Argentine side.

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Raphinha Belloli competes for the ball with Marcos Acuna during the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier match between Brazil and Argentina. Image: MB Media.
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According to Fotmob, this defeat pushed Brazil down to the sixth spot in the CONMEBOL qualification standings, leaving many fans dissatisfied.

Amid an overall lacklustre performance from the five-time world champions, a particular moment from the game succinctly captured the essence of the Selecao on the night.

Barcelona attacker, Raphinha Belloli attempted to dribble past Manchester City's Julian Alvarez, but his skill move failed, resulting in the ball going out for a throw-in.

This incident, a seemingly awkward moment for the Brazilian, did not escape the notice of fans. Many took to social media to react to the somewhat comical event, expressing their thoughts on Raphinha's failed dribble.

Fans reactions to Raphinha's failed dribble

@WolfRMFC trolling Raphinha commented:

"What happened to Joga Bonito we love?"

@madridistaswe1, who appears to be a Real Madrid fan, posted:

"He’s been by far the worst player on the pitch, and that says A LOT."

@goldendust17, who appeared angry, wrote:

"There’s no way this guy is a Brazilian. No way!"

@ElvisRealmadrid, who wasn’t pleased with the calibre of players fielded by Fernando Diniz, posted:

"Look, the players, man, what joga bonito? Martinelli? I have never seen a bigger downgrade than Brazil."

@iam_RealAsahd trolling wrote:

"The Argentine player is even laughing."

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Endrick makes Brazil history

Sports Brief also previously reported on Real Madrid’s Endrick Felipe making history with his debut for the Brazilian national team versus Colombia.

The 17-year-old made history as an 82nd-minute substitute for Raphinha. With the act, the Palmeiras star joined an elite club in Brazilian football.

Only Pelé (16 years and 257 days), former Santos winger Edu, and another Santos star - Coutinho had made their senior debut at a younger age.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).