Considered one of the favorites for the World Cup in Qatar, Brazil will open their tournament with a match against Serbia on 24 November. A few days before this first meeting, the Brazilian winger Raphinha (25 years old, 11 caps and 5 goals) does not hide the ambitions of his team.
“The atmosphere is that of a conquering, ambitious national team. We want to win the title. There is a very good atmosphere throughout the team. I don’t see it as pressure, a team like Brazil is always a contender for the World Cup or the titles she plays for,” said the FC Barcelona striker.
The Seleçao has not won a World Cup for 20 years. So, logically, the expectation is high in Brazil. “The expectation of the fans is normal because we have a high quality team, with big names, judges the Barcelonian. It is normal that the fans are anxious for Brazil, and we are too. I don’t remember not much from the 2002 World Cup because I was very young, but it was an incredible and indescribable feeling. All Brazilians were united. Now is a good time to come together again.”