Will goalkeeper on loan to Brazil, Júlio César Soares de Espíndola, play a major role in taking the team through the finals in 2014? Let’s look at some facts about what it will take and if he, and his team, has it in them.
This year’s World Cup host, Rio de Janerio, is Brazil’s second largest city. Júlio Cesar was born in Duque de Caxias, which borders southern Rio and is it’s largest suburb. It should prove exciting watching Brazil’s number one goalkeeper play so close to home.
Wins and Losses
Júlio Cesar played in the 2010 World Cup games and credited for eighty international caps. From his days playing with the Italians comes five shields and several major European honors.
As a seasoned goalkeeper and no stranger to winning, Júlio Cesar, is a formidable player not to be taken lightly. He has moved up consistently in ability and is at the top of his form. It will be interesting to watch this world class athlete as he does his job of keeping the competition at bay.
The main competition, for the entire team, will come from Argentina. Much of the Brazilian national team have the home advantage, including Brazilian born Júlio Cesar.
Brazil’s coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, knows that the Argentinian team will not be easy to beat. He looks forward to playing such a great adversary and if it happens, will be prove to be a spectacular game to see. If Argentina wins the top in their semi-finals then it very well could be head to head with these two great teams in the finals.
A Lot Going For Him
A member of the English Queen Park Rangers Football Club, Júlio Cesar also represents the Brazilian national team. Besides all the wins and appearances Júlio Cesar has experienced, there is much to motivate him to secure a major win in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Being a goalkeeper for such an important event brings great pressure on the player. It is considered the most important position one could play and can literally win or lose the game for the team. Keeping the opposing team from scoring is what Júlio Cesar knows best, and he does it well.
The goalkeeper position is a lonely one that can bring quick victories or even quicker sorrows. Letting a deciding goal get past seems to be an unforgivable sin in the international game of football. We will soon see if Júlio Cesar can deliver and what turns his long career will take in the upcoming 2014 World Cup finals.