Rafinha: The World Cup is a great opportunity to unite the Brazilians again

MADRID: Brazilian winger Rafinha claimed the FIFA World Cup in Qatar was a great opportunity to unite the Brazilian people and remembered the last title win in 2002. Rafinha, who joined the Brazilian national team for the first time in October 2021, he will participate in the World Cup for the first time. The Barcelona player added in an interview on the site web of his club Spaniard: “I am ready for the World Cup and I strive to get there in the best possible conditions, both physically and mentally.” The atmosphere is that of a winning and ambitious team that wants to win the title. There is a positive situation within the team. “He continued:” I don’t feel any pressure. A team like Brazil is a permanent candidate to win the title or any other tournament in which it participates. The desire of the fans is natural because we are a team with great efficiency and famous names. . “Rafinha joined Barcelona last July from Leeds United, following in the footsteps of his compatriots Romario, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Neymar, who in previously they had joined the club Catalan. “It is normal for the fans to want Brazil to win their sixth World Cup, and so do we,” said the 25-year-old, recalling the 2-0 victory over Germany thanks to Ronaldo’s brace in the Japan and South Korea final. . in 2002. “I don’t remember much of 2002 because I was so young, (but) it was an indescribable feeling, all Brazilians were hugging and united, now we have a great opportunity to repeat it.” Rafinha, who scored five goals in 11 games with the national team, including three in World Cup qualifiers, he hopes to repeat the 2002 milestone when Brazil won their fifth title, a record. “I promise you, if we win the World Cup, I will repeat what I did when Leeds managed to stay in championship, I will walk in knee for the entire length of the pitch. “Brazil will start their tournament campaign against Serbia in Group G on November 24, before meeting Switzerland and Cameroon. (Reuters)