Ronaldinho Slams Brazil Team Ahead of Copa America

Ronaldinho Slams Brazil Team Ahead of Copa America

Ronaldinho has launched a furious criticism of Brazil and has revealed that he will no longer watch the national team play.

One of the standout players in Brazilian football history, Ronaldinho scored 33 goals in 99 international appearances between 1999 and 2013.

However, the 44-year-old stated that he is now ending his association with Brazil and won’t watch them in the Copa America. 

Brazil drew 1-1 with USA in a friendly in their most recent game, which prompted Ronaldinho’s outburst.

Ronaldinho slammed the lack of leadership in the Brazil squad. 

Ronaldinho has heavily criticised Brazil and says that he will no longer watch the national team

Dorvial Junior was appointed as Brazil manager in January but has received criticism

Dorvial Junior was appointed as Brazil manager in January but has received criticism

‘That’s it folks, I’ve had enough,’ Ronaldinho wrote on Instagram. 

‘This is a sad moment for those who love Brazilian soccer. It’s getting hard to find the spirit to watch the games. This is perhaps one of the worst teams in recent years, it has no respectable leaders, only average players for the majority.

‘I’ve been following football since I was a kid, long before I thought about becoming a player, and I’ve never seen a situation as bad as this. Lack of love for the shirt, lack of grit and the most important of all: football.

‘I’ll repeat, our performance has been one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Such a shame. I therefore declare my resignation. I will not watch any CONMEBOL Copa America game, nor celebrate any victory.’ 

There was frustration for Brazil in their friendly against the USA as they were held to a 1-1 draw

There was frustration for Brazil in their friendly against the USA as they were held to a 1-1 draw 

Against the USA, Brazil took the lead through Rodrygo in the 17th minute. However, the USA managed to equalise courtesy of Christian Pulisic just nine minutes later.

In the Copa America Brazil will face Costa Rica, Paraguay and Colombia in the group stages.

Dorival Junior was appointed as Brazil manager in January, but some of the performances from his side haven’t inspired much confidence. 

Brazil are currently in sixth place in CONMEBOL qualification for the 2026 World Cup. They were beaten on penalties by Croatia in the quarter-finals of the 2022 tournament. 

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