Competition favorites Brazil impressed in the space of a half last night against South Korea.
Four goals in 36 minutes to ensure qualification and as many opportunities to see the players come together and celebrate in the footsteps of Samba.
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The group lives well and it shows.
Rooted in Brazilian culture, the spirit of “
” does not appeal to everyone.
Roy Keane, a former Irish player turned commentator, did not like it and let her know: “
They score four goals and they dance every time.
I can't believe what I'm watching is like watching Strictly (Come Dancing).
It's very disrespectful to the opponent.
“We have already prepared ten dances.
These dances at each goal are not surprising.
In the Brazilian group, players like Neymar, Paqueta or even Vinicius are used to these very expressive celebrations.
Monday evening, coach Tite even joined the party to do his little choreography.
What he assumed at a press conference.
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We try to adapt to the characteristics of the players.
They're very young and I'm trying to adapt to their language a bit, and part of their language is dancing.
There is no other interpretation than the happiness of the goal.
There was no disrespect towards the opponent nor towards
Paulo Bento (the former coach of South Korea)
for whom I have a lot of respect.
The next opponents of the Seleçao have been notified and the celebrations are already ready according to Raphinha: “
We have already prepared ten dances.
They are not player specific.
A dance for the first goal, another for the second, for the third…
” For the moment, there is still some way for the Brazilians who will face Croatia on Friday for a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup.