Brazil is one of the most successful nations in the history of international football and it is only a matter of time before the five-time World Cup winners challenge for another major accolade on the big stage.
Earlier this summer, Brazil went some way to making up for their humiliation on home soil at the 2014 World Cup by beating Germany in the final of the Olympic Games to secure the gold medal. Nothing can ever completely eradicate the memories of that 7-1 defeat to Joachim Loew’s men but an Olympic gold medal has at least helped to ease the pressure on Neymar’s shoulders.
With two years of preparation until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, there is plenty of time for Brazil to produce and mould a side that is capable of winning the famous competition for a record sixth time. The Jules Rimet trophy has eluded Brazilian hands since 2006 and new head coach Tite may be the man to lead this brilliant footballing nation back to the top.
As of September 6th, they are 8/1 to win the tournament in 2018 – but it won’t be easy. The five-time champions will face stiff competition from the likes of Argentina, Germany and maybe even England. However, Brazil have the history, the talent and the experience to suggest that 2018 could be their year. After all, it has been a while since they last lifted the trophy and Neymar will be desperate to add the World Cup to his glittering cabinet.
As the tournament approaches, more odds and markets will become available and punters keeping an eye on today’s betting odds at Betway.com should also continue to check for information on the top goalscorer in Russia. Neymar is the “golden boy” of Brazilian football and their chances of success rest primarily on his shoulders. It wouldn’t be a major surprise to see the Barcelona man play a key role for Brazil in the upcoming World Cup – just as he did before his suspension in the 2014 event.
There will be plenty of twists and turns on the way but Brazil look primed to challenge for the World Cup crown in 2018. With Tite at the helm, they have a strong, reliable manager in charge and Brazilian football needs a character like him to keep everything in balance. Only time will tell but the signs are positive and Brazil could make amends for that horrific defeat to Germany at the next possible opportunity. It would be foolish to write them off