This is the important 100-day mark until Tuesday, the 13th, Tokyo Olympics (Japan). Unlike the main rivals in contention for the medal, the Brazilian women’s soccer team was unable to take to the field at the last minute for the International Football Federation (FIFA) released for the game between the national teams (date FIFA), due to the ban Entry into European countries due to the epidemic of new coronaviruses (pandemic-19).
On the one hand, Pia Sundage regrets seeing America, Germany, France, Sweden, Canada and Australia on the field and Brazil did not. On the other hand, the technician valued the opportunity to work with the players of the country for the last eight days at Granja Komari in Terraceopolis (RJ). Of the 26 athletes called, 24 are active in Brazilian football. The exceptions are attacking Rafael (Changchun from China), and midfielder Andres Elves (Roma from Italy).
“It is great to know that we were together. It’s not easy [viabilizar], Several protocols have to be followed. Of course, watching other teams play is a bit stressful, but nothing is easy for us. We try to talk about our opponents and act out of our game model. We list the priorities. We train a lot of set pieces and we are good at that. We also did a lot of counterattack.
He said, ‘We will only have 18 players in the Olympics, so we need to get out of them. Take bea zanaretto [atacante do Palmeiras]. She is left-handed and we see her in front of her all the time. To join the team, he would have to take on new roles. We test as a sock on the left and right. Another example [Giovana] Crivelari [do Corinthians], Who served not as a striker, but as a full-back. I liked what I saw ”, added the trainer.
Swedish technicians know how many Olympics there are. In 1996 (in Atlanta, United States) he represented the national team as a player. He led the North American team to the second Olympic championship in 2008 (Beijing, China) and 2012 (London, United Kingdom). In 2016, he was a silver medalist as a technician from Sweden. Nevertheless, the epidemic scenario has forced coaches to adapt to an unprecedented experience before the Games.
“In Sweden, we try to predict what may happen at least two years ago. In the United States, we have several days [com a seleção reunida]. Here, we had to change the plan due to Kovid-19 and we do not even have so many days, just FIFA dates. That said, thanks for those January training sessions [na cidade gaúcha de Viamão], Out of FIFA date. We have very little time, but the team has something special and it can be harmonious if we insist on priorities.
In 2021, Pia’s team played on the first FIFA date in February, in a feud with She Biles, a friendly tournament in Orlando (United States). There were three games, with victories over Argentina (4 to 1) and Canada (2 to 0), and defeat to the United States (0 to 2). The next period of matches between the national teams in June will be the last before the Olympics.
“I think this next step is important. Not only for the players, but I also need to experience the game. Listen to bhajans, listen to my assistants, present videos, think how to change the game after the break. If we do a good job, I will get more rest. It is difficult, but there is always a way ”, concluded Piya.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) reported that three players and two members of the coaching staff tested positive for Kovid-19. According to an official statement from the organization, infected people have “mild symptoms”, have been isolated and will remain in the Granja Commary under the supervision of the medical department at the time they are selected, as long as they are given in the protocol for ten quarantine days. Do not complete
Although the names were not released, Agocesia Brasil confirmed with the Napoli-SC press office that goalkeeper Nicole is one of the athletes who tested positive. The player will be embezzled by the Cacador (SC) team in their debut for the Series A1 (First Division) of the Brazilian Women’s Championship in the 19th (Brasília time), at the Parke São, against the Corinthians. George, in São Paulo.