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Deportivo and the National Teams

Garrincha2010-05-08 12:41:37 +0000 #1
Depor has consistently over the years resisted sending players to defend Brazil's national team. They always made up injuries, special occasions, all sorts of things, to keep Bebeto, Mauro Silva, Djalminha, Rivaldo, Flavio Conceição and others (they have a regular Brazilian legion in there). Bebeto and Rivaldo have reported that La Coruña directors tried to convince them not to go to the National Team, to give it up altogether.

This attitude has inspired teams like Bayern Munich and Bayern Leverkusen, whose officials have announced their displeasure about sending players to South American and African NTs, due to distance considerations; they feel the European teams shouldn't be forced to let the players go.

How do you guys feel about this? Do you think La Coruña's and Bayern's opinions are right? Or are they bloodthirsty vampires who should be burnt alive?

And by the way - do this kind of thing happen to other countries, say Argentina? Do they do this to other European countries? Just curious.


Mihajloviç2010-05-08 12:49:26 +0000 #2
If a player wishes to leave to serve the National team, I think the club should respect his wishes.

Also ... I found it very disrespectful by Lucios (Bayer Leverkusen...spelling ?) when he rejected to play for Brazil, in order to play in a CL qualifier for Leverkusen; when Brazil, was in a deep, deep crisis. The fact that this player chose club over country, made me sick to my stomach. If I were the coach, I would never call this player up again...it's an absolute disgrace.
Joey2010-05-08 13:14:19 +0000 #3
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I found it very disrespectful by Lucios (Bayer Leverkusen...spelling ?) when he rejected to play for Brazil, in order to play in a CL qualifier for Leverkusen; when Brazil, was in a deep, deep crisis. The fact that this player chose club over country, made me sick to my stomach. If I were the coach, I would never call this player up again...it's an absolute disgrace.

Ya, i know its dam f*** disrespectful... i mean who does he think he is.. do he think that braszil won't find anyone else, or that he can play in the national team when he wants to.. when he is feeling good about himself and justs want to run about.. i think the national team is very special, as the country picks you from hundreds of other.. in other words the country respects the player and his talanets, and he should do the same to the country and its fans.

As for the clubs realeasing players, well i think these clubs pay millions of dollars and expect some input by the players.. so if a national team is playing a frindely and a club has a cruisal CL match for example, well the player should play for the club and then go join the national team.. if that can't be done, then i think the player should decide fro himself.. however, if the national team has a cruial qualifier like in barzil's cases for example, then it would be the only right thing for the club to actually send the player... i mean the player plays for the club all year long and there are so many qualifiers in 5 years. Players who are in teams who qualified like argentina should also be playing for their clubs, if they need them very much. That also helps new young players to develop.

Hahah guys.. i wrote all this post and i forgot the topic was about deportivo.. i am so sleepy, so i will write another one later tommrow..cho

Garrincha2010-05-08 14:01:47 +0000 #4
About Bayern Leverkusen's Lucio - you must mean the Copa America, when he was called up, FIFA backed up the calling as it was an official tournament, and Bayern challenged FIFA's ruling and simply forbade him from coming. I don't know what his personal position was, but Bayern's director publicly stated that official tournament or not, Lucio had orders to stay put and disregard the calling.

Since Havelange left, FIFA has been losing authority - the ongoing Australia-France-Arsenal feud is a clear case. FIFA's decisions only are respected when they benefit the European clubs, otherwise they blackmail and threaten the players, anything to impose teir will.

I wonder how the players would act if their National Federations - take Brazil's CBF for example - threatened to "blackball" them out of the NT in case of disregarding a national callup. Would Lucio be OK with it if he was told he'd never play for Brazil again, if he didn't attend the call?

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