Brazilian national team coach Mano Menezes has said that his decision to select a number of young players for the match against Denmark was taken in such a way as to perform well at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Brazil.
Brazil will be hoping to perform well at this World Cup given that it will be the first time it will be held at home for almost 5 decades. The Brazilian national team has failed to inspire in the last couple of World Cups. Former manager Dunga paid the price for overseeing a poor 2010 FIFA World Cup with his job.
Mano Menezes, though, will have a number of talented players available for selection at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but he is unlikely to have the same experience and depth in squad that Dunga had when he was the manager of the national team. Yet, Mano Menezes has not stopped at the attempts to look at the possibility of using a number of young players from now till the start of the World Cup so as to prepare them for the major competition. Brazil will be facing Denmark on Saturday, but Mano Menezes has named a very young squad for the match.
“It is a young team, younger than Denmark. The goal is the Olympic team. We are renovating the team and need young players for 2014. The team in the U.S will be stronger. And for the last two games I have more time to train with the players,” said Mano Menezes ahead of the match.
The national team will be having matches against the United States of America, Mexico and Argentina in friendlies before the second week of June. Menezes has said that he wants to give as much as experience to the younger players like Rafael da Silva.