Vol. 4 Num 36 Wed. July 02, 2003  

FIFA Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft Deutschland 2006
Zagallo promises sixth

The assistant coach of the Brazilian national team, Mario Zagallo, said that it isn't a shame that Brazil was sent out of the Confederations Cup and promised the supporters that Brazil will win their sixth World Cup in Germany 2006.

"We have already got five world cup titles and there will be a lot more in our future. We are thinking about winning the sixth World Cup in Germany," said Zagallo, who won as a player in 1958 and 1962, one as coach in 1970 and another one as assistant coach in 1994.

"The actual coach is thinking more about the future than the present so it isn't a shame that Brazil got sent out of the Confederations Cup at this moment. We don't have to consider this as a tragedy because the coach Carlos Alberto Parreira had the chance to see many young players in action and he will make some conclusions that will be very useful in the future."

"Obviously everyone wants to win always but sometimes when you lose you find better ways for winning later. We haven't lost time, we won it. I don't see this performance as a shame. I accept the critics but I must say that we have seen very good players in action."

On the other hand, Zagallo admitted that Brazil didn't use the complete squad because the stars of the team are on holidays and Parreira wanted to watch new players.

"We have a long period of two years and a half for finding the ideal team. If we hurry ourselves, that will be the worst enemy of perfection."