The Futsal World Cup will have one of the biggest competitions in the sport: Brazil and Argentina face each other in the semi-finals of the competition on Wednesday, at 2 pm (GMT), broadcast by Globo, SporTV and in real time on GE. This is the first time a Superclassic has taken place at this point in the competition. Before that, the two teams faced each other in the quarter-finals of the 2012 World Cup. On that occasion, the Brazilian national team won and was a champion over Spain.
This time the mood is more exciting. In addition to the more advanced stage, on the other hand, Brazil defends dominance in futsal. He is the biggest winner of the World Cup with seven titlesTwo: two when the competition was organized by Fifusa and five during the FIFA era. On the other hand, Argentina is the current champion of the tournament and is looking for a second title.
I think futsal will be the greatest Brazil and Argentina in history. It is the biggest competition an athlete can compete in futsal.
Rodrygo, captain of the Brazilian national team
Rodrygo 100 goals for Brazil indoors – Photo: Chris Rico / FIFA
– It’s Brazil and Argentina just like the ones on the field. We’re coming up with this rivalry, there’s no way. The field players are watching us. Messi watching Argentina and Neymar watching Brazil. So we hit a very high level, which we like very much. We needed that affection. That’s the rivalry, it’s intense. On the field, we will try to stand by our side and put Brazil on top – complete the 14th jersey.
Brazil reached the semi-finals with 100% success in the competition. In the group stage, they crushed Vietnam 9-1, the Czech Republic 4-0, Panama 5-1, and in the round of 16 they beat Japan 4-2, and finally, in the quarter-finals, they left Morocco behind, winning 1. Until 0.
The good stage in the World Championships is reflected in the atmosphere off the field. Rodrigo defines the environment as “the best it can be”.
– We are very happy that we are playing the World Cup again. We live in this moment intensely. I think it’s the pinnacle of an athlete’s career to play the World Cup and reach the top four. We had a huge responsibility to get Brazil back into the center, and we did. Now we will enjoy it and do our best for Brazil to lift the cup.”
The Futsal World Cup between Brazil and Morocco – Photo: Alex Caparros / FIFA
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