Today our team will play against Lucerne, a
Swiss mix assembled from a second division team. Mixed? Second division?
Nice. I really was hoping for our team not to get involved in any tough
matches in order to prevent any risk of injury. Parreira said he was not
expecting any spectacular outcome from this game once the team is not
ready yet. But between you and me, this must be an easy game or not even
a ‘game game’, more of a deluxe practice.
Now the sad side of the story: I was reading today’s paper and I found
out that the Lucerne ensemble will have two Argentinean players,
Santiago Kuhl and Jose Luis Mamone. I really don’t trust these
‘muchachos’ to be well intended towards our players. It will probably be
more dangerous than to play against Makelele.
Other international players will be there too: Jean-Michel Tchouga from
Cameroon, N’Tiamoah Edmond from Ghana and Luis Calapes from Portugal
will play as well. Jean said “It’s a dream come true. To play against
Ronaldinho and his companions will be grand. We have a good team this
year but I think that this time against Brazil will be a little hard”.
At least the FC Lucerne is the champion of that second league. The game
will be in the St. Jakobs Stadium in Basel. If you find yourself in the
vicinities of Basel, don’t forget to check the Bachfest!
Parreira can say that he is not expecting a great performance from the
team at this point, but that’s just ‘coach talk’. If Brazil scores less
than one dozen goals I will be worried. I’m joking!!! But I expect a
solid win, naturally. Anything else will be a clear sign that Brazil
will be doomed this year. (Darth Vader theme)