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Clubs Assist Brazilian Football Confederation Analyze Rivals for 2018 World Cup

01/30/2018 - 10h58

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EDUARDO GERAQUE
LUIZ COSENZO
FROM SÃO PAULO

The National Team is counting on help from Brazilian clubs to provide information about its adversaries in the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russia.

In an effort being organized by Fernando Lázaro, the CPA (Research and Analysis Center) coordinator of the CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation), the performance analysis departments of the Brazilian associations have been invited to help the Confederation unmask the way the other 27 national teams classified for the World Cup in Russia plan to play - all other teams already had been analyzed.

The group put together by Lázaro, with performance analysts from 19 of the 20 clubs from the Brazilian A-Series teams last year - Flamengo said that it would be unable to participate due to a lack of employees in the area -, has been working since November analyzing eliminatory and friendly matches, and will continue doing so until the end of the World Cup.

The reports will be used by Tite's (the Brazilian National Team Manager) technical commission during the competition. The division of tasks among the group members was determined by a lottery system.

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The Control Room for the Brazilian Team's Research and Analysis Center isn't only for analyzing potential rivals for the national team. It also monitors the performance of the 50 players who could be summoned by Tite to play in the World Cup.

The department is also responsible for helping the Brazilian team's coach prepare his presentations, editing videos of examples of game play that Tite wants the athletes who are called up to emulate on the field.

Translated by LLOYD HARDER

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Tite and Fernando Lázaro
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