Machiavelli claimed that it is better to be feared than loved, but this is a choice that the Seleçao doesn’t have to make. She is feared and loved. Feared by opponents on the field and loved by anyone who likes football. In Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, wearing a shirt of the Brazilian team doesn’t even indicate that you are Brazilian, just that you like football.
"He is a very promising player and was an obvious target for a club such as Real Madrid seeking talent. He is a player I like very much and in many ways resembles Laurent Blanc. I haven’t seen many players like that." -Zinedine Zidane