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It’s disheartening for Brazilian fans to see them losing matches like they are currently. After Uruguay, Brazil has now lost to Colombia in the CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2026 soccer World Cup. What seems to look slightly out of place, the club is now facing criticism from the experts for its lack of sharpness. One former soccer star went ahead and shared his opinion about the lack of talent in the country.

It has been more than 20 years since the Canarinhos won the World Cup. Even though they won the Copa America a few times, their lack of major influence on the world stage is taunting them. With its recent form taking a toll, people now seem to criticize its talent.

Brazilian coach bashed for improper utilization of resources

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The Canarinhos are currently placed 5th in the COMNEBOL World Cup qualifiers chart. Although their place in the 2026 World Cup doesn’t look to be in jeopardy, it still draws concern about their current scenario. Talking about the same issue, former Venezuelan star Ale Moreno criticized the Brazilian coach for not having the right tactics to match the players available.

Moreno said, “I don’t think Fernando Diniz understands; there is a shortage of talent in Brazil.” “I don’t know if it’s being naive or arrogant, but you can’t set up a team in the manner in which he did.”

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Moreno ripped apart the coach, calling out that he does not have the midfield tactics. Mentioning Diniz’s lack of understanding about the talent scarcity He criticized him for improper use of players. With the formation that he plays, Brazil is neither successful in attacking nor defending against teams, according to the expert.

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The former Venezuelan striker said that Diniz uses four attackers, four defenders, and nobody in the midfield. Moreno lays out the loophole for Dizin, where he attacks or defends, leaving the whole space in between for Colombia to play with. The Brazilian defense was also under scrutiny after the game.

Moreno takes a dig at Brazil’s defense

Before pointing out the setback in midfield, Moreno also criticized Brazil’s lack of power in defense. Mero was surprised that the team, which had players like Cafu, Dani Alves, and Roberto Carlos as defenders, now use Emerson Royal and Renan Lodi. Royal went into a duel with Luis Diaz but could not stop the latter from scoring the second goal.

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In the match, Brazil took the lead earlier, with Gabriel Martinelli scoring the first goal in just the fourth minute. However, after a long wait, Luis Diaz’s brace in the 75th and 79th minutes secured a comeback for the Colombians. The five-time World Champions have won just two out of the five matches, losing two of the last three.

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Ruthu is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the most beloved game was ignited by the remarkable 2002 World Cup-winning Brazil team. Watching the Premier League where Thierry Henry-starred ‘Invincible’ Gunners and Sir Alex Ferguson’s glorious Manchester United had ruled, he had his heart set on Arsenal.
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