FIFA 14: Best Brazil Team
- Here, we will take a look at FIFA 14’s best Brazilian team as per the ratings. The sheer trickery and the subesequent menace that the Sambas wre ...
Here, we will take a look at FIFA 14’s best Brazilian team as per the ratings. The sheer trickery and the subesequent menace that the Sambas wreak in the opposition box is something to marvel at and applaud. Boasting of legends like Pele, Zico, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, the South American nation has never been short on talent. This is carried to the game as Brazilians have been instrumental in providing some teams the extra motivation for playing attractive football. So, let’s take a look at the best possible Brazilian team consisting of players who are consistently at the top of their game.
GK - Julio Cesar
A hands down choice for the spot, Julio Cesar has been outrageously good for his national team over the years. His transfer to newly promoted club, Q.P.R., and, after a disappointing season, his subsequent transfer to the lowly MLS hasn’t changed his manager’s notions about him as he continues to play as the first-choice goalkeeper for his country, recently stopping the last penalty from Chile to pave his country’s way to the quarter finals. Continuing in the same vein, Julio Cesar has an overall rating of 82 and pushes back his aging years to have an amazing rating of 86 for his reflexes. A rock between the posts.
RB – Dani Alves
Having an overall rating of 84, the Brazilian is a beast on the right flank as along with his defensive duties, he acts as a prolific right winger as well due to his blistering sprint speed of 92. Also, he has some stinging shot power of 88 which is instrumental in being used to make the goalkeeper parry the ball to a nearby striker to tap it in. Being a run-of-the-mill defender, Dani Alves has the ruggedness to be a real threat for the opposition.
CB - Thiago Silva
The 42 milliion euro signing has been a pivotal character for Paris Saint Germain’s success in the past and therefore, the PSG and Brazil captain is an exquisite player to watch out for in the game as well. With an overall rating of 87, Thiago Silva specializes in spraying long passes to the midfield to set up counter attacks and is also a mesmerizing header of the ball in set-piece situations. Counting to that, he also displays some reliable tackling due to really high ratings of 88 (Sliding Tackle) and 91 (Standing Tackle). Along with all this, he also has a brilliant marking rating of 91, making him one of the most feared centre backs in the game.
CB - Dante
The lanky-haired Bayern Munich centre-back has given impressive consistent performances over the last season and brings the same trait into the game as well, where gamers regard him in the highest order for consistency. His form is something that gamers find really impressive so, sometimes, even a simulated match will show his ratings to be at a minimum of 7, if the gamer is playing with a decent team. David Luiz might be the first choice in the national team but with an overall rating of 84, the Bayern Munich centre back is the one you should go for in the game.
The Real Madrid left-back may be playing in a rotational pattern with Portuguese Fabio Coentrao for his club, but he is the first choice for Brazilian manager Luiz Felipe Scolari in this World Cup and has reaped innumerable awards for him. A copiouness that he displays in the game as well, where, with an overall rating of 83, he executes an abundant coverage in the left flank of the pitch. Having a knack of delivering pin point crosses from the touchline, he throws caution to the winds consistently as he roams from his position to wander in the opponent’s half to support the attacking threat of his own time. But his stupendous stamina and speed gives him the capability to track back in time to thwart any opposition attacks. With Dani Alves and Marcelo, Brazil have definite roots in their attacking prowess from the wings.
CDM – Luiz Gustavo
WIth an overall rating of 81, the Bayern Munich anchorman has a lot of potential to be amongst the top level players in the team. He has got some great ratings of short passing and has some great stamina to cover the ground to make some fantastic interceptions and dive into tackles. These are just some of his qualities that make him a definite member in the Brazilian team.
CM – Hernanes
Here is an absolutely versatile player who has power free kicks and has an indomitable flair about him which makes him the perfect playmaker for the Brazilian side. Though not preferred by Scolari in reality, this man is a perfect pick for any manager of the Brazil national team in the game due to these qualities mentioned above and has a rating of 83.
This may come as a surprise to many soccer fans as this is a man who hasn’t been selected for the national team but has maintained his reputation in the game with an amazing weak foot capability and some intuitive playmaking skills. Having an overall rating of 84 which can rise up to 86 and that’s why he should be preferred over Oscar whose rating is 80 in the game. The playmaker is brilliant with the ball as he weaves his way past defenders. With stalwarts like Neymar in front, Diego always proves to be a thorn in the opposition defence.
The Chelsea winger has had an amazing season with the Blues recently, earning him a callup for the national team. The genuine talent is something which he brings to the game as well as, with an overall rating of 83 and a potential of 89, he is a monster in the left wing (even though he played on the right flank for the blues last season) combining with Marcelo perfectly. His speed and flair allow him to trick the opposition defence with ease and, primarily, set up goals for his teammate having a better finishing ability.
As the name suggests, he is like a beast of a person taken straight from a comic book. The ability of a winger to shrug off the defence with his strength is a notion unheard of. But Hulk makes it happen with an unbelievable rating of 90 for strength. Along with this, his speedy dribbling and his flair are just some of his many qualities that bring terror to the opposition defence.
Brazil’s Golden Boy Neymar brings his goalscoring knack into the game as well as his amazing dribbling skills, speed and off the ball movement can make any manager smile. Usually playing as a left winger in reality, EA has given him a specialty of playing as a striker in the game. Having an overall rating of 84 which can rise to 91, the tricks and the technique with which Neymar moves around the pitch with the ball is something to gawk at and has been exemplified in the game as well. One thing is for sure. If you have the Barca man in your squad, he will definitely give you goals, sometimes without any support. Such is the charisma of the player.Published 01 Jul 2014, 18:11 IST