President of the Brazil Football Confederation, Rogerio Caboclo, says the international friendlies against Senegal and Nigeria are important test games for the Selecao.
Caboclo noted that getting a friendly within the period with top European teams was difficult due to their busy schedules with the UEFA Nations league.
With fans questioning the quality of the friendlies, Caboclo, insists ”the federation see the games as important as it will help the coaching staff select the best players.”
“This is why every game is important. There is no friendly. Each of these matches decides fates in a major competition, until the Qatar Cup. Therefore, we always need to call the best.”
“No team wins a World Cup, without using the so-called friendlies as a true laboratory to define who are the best players and what is the best game strategy for them.
“CBF works hard to always schedule the best games for our national team. It is not an easy mission…The creation of the Nations League and the Euro Cup qualifiers take up practically the entire schedule of the European teams, occupying the space that was dedicated to the friendly.
“We have been fighting hard to find opponents that are in the top 20 of the FIFA ranking. Or at least in the top 50,” he stated.