German News Agency
Monday 12/30/2019 02:47 PM Abu Dhabi time
Brazilian national team
The year 2019 witnessed a strong Brazilian rise, both in terms of The Elect Who managed to get the Copa America championship, or the Brazilian clubs that returned to the coronation of the Copa Libertadores through the Flamingo team, at the same time that Argentine football fell on the same levels.
After an absence of 12 years, the Brazilian soccer team regained the continental crown and won its ninth title in the Copa America tournaments, after defeating Peru in the final match of the tournament hosted by Brazil in the middle of this year.
The victory in the continental title this time was a strong uprising by the “samba dancers” after a long period of hibernation that the “Seleçao” fans of their team did not witness, while the tournament itself witnessed a new failure of the Argentine team, after the team bid farewell to the tournament from the semi-finals.
The Brazilian team’s victory in the continental title coincided with two other accomplishments for Brazil in other Sunni stages, while the failure was a year for the various teams in Argentina to become the year 2019 for forgetting by “tango dancers.”
The Brazilian and Argentine teams had called the World Cup 2018 in Russia early, which made the year 2019 a very important opportunity for both to restore balance, especially with the establishment of the Copa America 2019 in Brazil.
Before the start of the tournament activities, the Brazilian team received a strong blow by losing the efforts of its most prominent player, Neymar Da Silva, striker of Paris Saint-Germain, due to the injury, to tend all nominations towards Argentina, especially with the presence of player Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s captain, on the team list, and his desire The strong in finally winning his first title with “Tango” in the big leagues.
But the wind comes as Messi does not desire, as the Brazilian team successfully made its way to the podium, while his Argentine counterpart bid farewell to the championship from the golden square after losing to its Brazilian counterpart in a match that irritated Messi and subsequently stopped him as a result of lack of control of his nerves.
Despite the numerical shortage in his ranks after the expulsion of his young striker Gabriel Jesus in the 70th minute, the Brazilian team maintained its victory in the final match of the tournament, which was characterized by enthusiasm and excitement at the ancient stadium “Maracana” in Rio de Janeiro.
The Brazilian team was crowned the title for the fifth time at home, knowing that the team did not reach the golden square even in the 3 copies that it fought after winning the 2007 title, while the Peru team failed to win the title in its first appearance in the final of the tournament since winning the title in 1975.
Brazilian team players also dominated the individual prizes in the tournament, where veteran star Danny Alves (36 years old) was crowned the best player in the tournament, and his colleague Alison Baker was crowned the best goalkeeper in the tournament, only one goal scored by Peru striker Paulo Guerrero From a penalty kick in the final.
Brazilian Everton Souza Soares and Paulo Guerrero, Peru player, shared the top scorer with 3 goals each, after each scored a goal for his country in the final match, but Everton crowned the top scorer award ahead of Guerrero by goal-making difference, and the Brazilian team was crowned with a prize clean playing.
The Brazilian team’s victory in the Copa America in 2019 coincided with other achievements of the Brazilian football this year, foremost among which was the Brazilian national team winning the Junior World Cup under-17, a tournament that his country also hosted and presented the team with a wonderful march to reassure its fans on the future of “samba” .
During the tournament, the samba beginners won all the 7 matches that the team fought in the tournament, the last of which was against the Mexican national team in the final, knowing that the Mexican national team was ahead with a clean goal until the 84th minute before the samba juniors flipped the result in their favor 2-1 and the match breathed its last .
The title is the fourth for the samba in the Junior World Cup, a title different from its Nigerian counterpart, which is still the most successful in the history of the tournament, but the title was the first for the samba in the Junior World Cup since 2003, where Brazil’s youngsters regained the world throne after an absence of 16 years.
Likewise, Brazil crowned the title of Copa America to the under-15 category, which was held in Paraguay a few weeks ago.
Samba youngsters strengthened their record in the tournament by winning the title for the fifth time, after defeating the Argentine opponent on penalties in the final match, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
The fall in this match was one of the blows that Argentine football received across different age groups in 2019, as the Argentine national team bid farewell to the Under-17 World Cup in Brazil by defeating 2-3 against Paraguay in the second round of the tournament that has not won its title before.
The “Tango” bid farewell to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the second round, after a penalty shootout defeat by Mali, after the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
But the biggest shock to Tango was in Cuba, America, in Brazil, where the team fought the championship in search of its first continental title since winning in 1993 the 14th championship title.
It is also worth noting that the samba victory over the tango in 2019 also moved in the club competition, through the Brazilian Flamingo won the Libertadores Cup title after defeating River Plate 2-1 in the final match.
The Argentine team was just around the corner from winning the title, as it was ahead with a clean goal until the penultimate minute of the match, but Flamengo turned the table in favor of two goals scored by Gabriel Barbosa in the 89th and second minutes of stoppage time.
Flamingo represented South America in the recently held Club World Cup, but the team settled for second place after falling in front of Liverpool in the final with a clean goal.
The Brazilian national team, led by its coach Titi, faces a big challenge in 2020, as he begins his career in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, and he will also embark on a journey to defend his continental title through the new version of Copa America, which is hosted by Argentina and Colombia jointly by mid-2020.