Well, the Brazilian team is out, ironically at the quarter-finals, which is the same stage that it left the World Cup in 2006. Dunga, the current manager, did everything to change the culture of arrogance of Brazilian players and intrusion of the rigorous Brazilian press, specially TV Globo. He could change the behavior of the players, fought against the press, but he could not deal with the immaturity of some players, who were too much confident about the victory and lost their minds in the second half.
Now, Dunga will be over attacked by the press, by angry fans and by himself, maybe for not understanding well what was wrong during the preparation of the team. To give you an idea of the press criticism, the website of the main critic, TV Globo, is out of service since the end of the match until now (3 hours later), while several other Brazilian websites are running normally. It’s probably due to the curiosity of visitors to know the next round of this fight (Globo vs. Dunga).
At least, none of the remaining competitors won the World Cup 4 times (Italy did it but it was already eliminated), which lets us still with a relatively good distance as 5 times World Cup winners for 4 more years.
Losing this time does not mean that we will win next time at home, despite being already classified for hosting the next edition. By the way, every time that Brazil goes well in the World Cup qualifiers it goes terribly in the World Cup. It was like that with Zagallo in 1998, Parreira in 2006 and Dunga in 2010. When Brazil was terrible in the qualifiers it prospered, like in 1994 with Parreira and 2002 with Felipão. Now, what could happen without any qualifiers at all?
In fact, there is a lot of hard work to do. Now, that Dunga is out, it’s time to chose a new manager and this manager will be the most pressured manager ever, since Brazil will host the next World Cup. I know one person that can resist to such a huge pressure: Luiz Felipe Scolari.