Raphinha (right winger of Brazil, before the start of the World Cup in Qatar) “I’m ready for the World Cup and I’m working hard to be there as well as I can physically and mentally. 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 a pressure, a team like Brazil is always a contender for the World Cup or the titles they play for.
“It’s a good time to come together again”
(On the possibility of winning 20 years later) The expectation of the fans is normal because we have a high quality team, with big names. It’s normal for fans to be anxious for Brazil, and so are we. I don’t remember much of the 2002 World Cup because I was very young, but it was an incredible, indescribable feeling. All Brazilians were united. Now is a good time to come together again. »