The players of the Brazilian national team finally broke the silence and publicly announced that the Copa America will be held in Brazil, which has been expected since last week.
This Tuesday night is after From victory over ParaguayBy 2-0, the athletes posted a joint note on their social networks and criticized CONMEBOL.
We are a tight-knit group, but with different ideas. For various reasons, whether humanitarian or professional, we are not satisfied with the administration of the Copa America by CONMEBOL, whether it was subsequently hosted in Chile or even in Brazil – says an excerpt from the statement.
Brazilian national team players talking about Copa America – Photo: clone
Since Brazil was announced as the headquarters of CONMEBOL, last Monday, all press conferences with the national team players that were scheduled to take place have been cancelled. The only person who spoke was Captain Casemiro, on his way off the field after Ecuador last Friday.
The defensive midfielder stated that everyone knows the position of the athletes, but he does not want to say what it is. The justification was not to lose focus on liquidation duels.
This Tuesday, after the victory over Paraguay, defender Marquinhos also spoke about the Copa America dispute. The defender confirmed that no player had said “no” to the Brazilian team.
– But who said that the moment is not a match (Copa America)? We understand the work of journalists and reporters, but they must be very careful about the information they pass on, mainly because we are then judged on things that are not the real facts. This is our childhood dream to wear the Brazilian national team shirt. This is our pride, one of my greatest. At no time did we say we would refuse to wear this shirt. We have to be very careful. We respect the work a lot, but they can’t say such a thing, since they don’t even know if it’s true or not – said Marquinhos.
Despite the opposition to holding the Copa America, The players decided, in the past few days, that they would compete in competition.
Take a look at the text posted by the entire team’s players:
“When a Brazilian is born, a fan is born. For our more than 200 million fans, we wrote this letter to express our opinion about the establishment of the Copa America.
We are a tight-knit group with different ideas. For various reasons, whether humanitarian or professional, we are not satisfied with the administration of the Copa America by CONMEBOL, whether it was subsequently hosted in Chile or even in Brazil.
All the last facts lead us to believe in an inappropriate process in their realization.
It is important to stress that at no time did we want to make this discussion political. We realize the importance of our position, we follow what the media and the media publish, we are present on social media. We are also talking to prevent more fake news involving our names from being traded without the real facts.
Finally, we remember that we are workers and football professionals. We have a mission to fulfill with the historic five-time world champion in the yellow and green jersey. We are against organizing the Copa America, but we will not say no to the Brazilian national team.”
Brazil players kick off against Paraguay – Photo: Lucas Figueiredo / Brazilian Football Confederation
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