Brazil fan have accused Brazilian Football Confederation (Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol; CBF) of neglecting local championship, after Brazilian league players were included in international friendly squad.
The Brazilian supporters who came down hard on CBF for prioritizing friendly game against ‘2018 World Cup flops’, Nigeria and Senegal, over the country’s local league criticized Tite’s 23-man list released on Friday.
Brazil five-time world champions, will first clash with the Teranga Lions of Senegal on October 10 at the Singapore National Stadium before taking on three-time African champions Nigeria at the same venue on Sunday, October 13.
The inclusion of the home-based stars in Tite’s squad indicates that some key players will miss important games for their respective clubs while on ‘inconsequential’ national duty against minnow’s opponents
The general feeling among fans is that CBF is neglecting the local championship in preference to friendlies against ‘teams that could not qualify from the group stages at the last World Cup.’
According to Garone’s Column in odia.ig.com.br, “the Brazilian teams have become a burden for clubs. The CBF is making selection increasingly unfriendly,” Garone said.
“Flamengo without Gabigol and Rodrigo Caio. Sao Paulo without Daniel Alves. Guild without Everton and Matheus Henrique. Palm Trees without Weverton. Athletic Paranaense without Santos.
“It (the list) has emptied a championship that should be a priority for the Brazilian Football Confederation, but in practice receives less attention than friendlies against countries that did not even pass the group stage at the last World Cup.”