World Cup: Brazil’s woes are deep-rooted – Gilberto

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Long-standing issues throughout Brazilian game led to disappointment in , according to Gilberto Silva, Soccernet reports.

2002 winner believes Brazilian Football Confederation needs to work closer with government, club sides and ex-professionals to improve football at every level in the country.

Having won right to host 2014 – despite bid leading to mass due to the amount of money required to stage the –Brazil could deliver the trophy and were humiliated in the semifinals as they crashed out following a 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany.

Holland then inflicted more pain as they beat the hosts to the third-place playoff 3-0 and Gilberto believes the problems are much deeper than the current crop of internationals simply measuring up to predecessors.
“It is hard to say where things went wrong,’’ he told BBC Radio 5Live’s Sportsweek.

“It is all about the national team – it is about what is happening in Brazilian football. They way administrate football and run football in this country, they work better coaching schools and academies.

“There is something also with the country’s problems — at some point is nothing to do with football but at times they come together.

“Everyone expected to as a solution for the problems in our country but hope pay attention and try to work better to find a solution, is what .’’

The former Arsenal midfielder revealed he had teamed up with a number of former internationals to raise concerns about the running of the Brazilian game 12 months ago.[eap_ad_3]