Brazil v Costa Rica Bring home the World Cup – Brazil welcome legend Zagallo to Granja Comary Raisa Simplicio Last updated 1 year ago 22:54 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Lucas Figueiredo/CBF/Divulgação Brazil v Costa Rica Serbia v Brazil Brazil World Cup Friendlies Brazil v Croatia Austria v Brazil Brazil v Switzerland Videos The four-time world champion was invited to the Selecao’s training camp to offer some words of wisdom ahead of their trip to Russia Brazil coach Tite and the majority of his staff may not have a lot of personal experience at World Cups, but they have a huge respect for those who do.And few have more than the great Mario Zagallo – a four-time world champion. After playing a vital role on the field in both 1958 and 1962, he then coached the iconic 1970 side that captured the world’s hearts in Mexico. A fourth medal arrived as an assistant coach at USA ’94.One of the great figures not only in Brazil’s World Cup history, but of the game of football as a whole, few are in a better position to offer counsel ahead of Brazil’s trip to Russia next month. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now And on Thursday, Zagallo was invited to Granja Comary to meet, greet and advise both the players and coaches – and he made quite an impression, calling for the current side to return from Russia with the ‘hexa’.”It’s already in my thoughts and in theirs. Let’s bring this Cup home,” he said.In addition to Zagallo, Tite had already spoken at length with former midfielder Gerson, for whom he has great admiration. The current boss is seeking to remind his players of Brazil’s great past as they prepare for their near future.”I’m charmed by Tite’s humility,” said another 1970 world champion, Dada Maravilha.“He called Gerson to talk, and now he has called in Zagallo, the most successful coach in Brazilian football. They spoke about what the Selecao did in 1970 side, which are rightly considered the greatest team in Brazil’s history. Tite is on the right track.”And he’s led players down that track right beside him. Through his passion and respect for the game, Tite has managed to repair the realtionship between the Brazil’s national team and its people.With that, remember, brings expectation. Russia awaits.Follow Brazil’s World Cup preparations by joining us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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