Em quinta-feira, 4 de abril de 2013 12h59min01s UTC-3, Jesus Petry escreveu:
> > [snip The Scrutineer's fair queries]
> I didn't mention it at all because it looked like a bad taste joke by
> I mean, Corinthians' FOURTH goalkeeper???!!!
Luiz mentioned that he was precisely the one that had his youth cup winners medal stolen by the current CBF president, Jose Maria Marin.
For The Scrutineer, the episode was this: last season Corinthians won Copa S?o Paulo, a traditional youth cup held in January, hosted in the state of SP and played by teams from all over the country. In the post-game prize ceremony there was a medal missing, which means that one of the players - in this case, Matheus - didn't get his. TV footage later showed Marin (then still CBF's vice-president) discreetly sliding one into his pockets.
As far as I know, having been caught on the act and over a year having gone by, he STILL HAS NOT RETURNED THE MEDAL TO THE KID.
And here's Felip?o calling up Matheus, who is currently 4th choice at Corinthians. Not only this brings the medal story back to the forefront, there's also an online petition around with over 50,000 signatures asking for Marin's removal from the post (delivered in CBF this week I think, by Romario and Ivo Herzog among others. Of course, the reasons listed in the petition are far worse than him "awarding" himself for someone else's effort).
But the call up gets better (or worse, I guess...)
> Douglas Santos? (who had a decent season for a lower midtable club, so what?)
This one may have been by mistake.
In sum, for Scrutineer again :-) : the player called up is from Nautico, but there is a youngster at S?o Paulo with the same name, which may have been the one Felip?o intended to call up. He (the SPFC one) is a right-back, and Felip?o did not call up any other right back.
CBF denied the mistake, but (1) since it's only a friendly, they may have just said "what the hell" and got on with it, and (2) there is a precedent: as the team prepared for WC'66, they called up 44 players to sort out which 22 would make the trip. One of these was Ditao, a defender from Corinthians. By mistake, they brought in an homonym from Flamengo, and did not own up to the error, in order to save face. At least they didn't take the wrong player to England...
In (Nautico's) Douglas Santos defense, though, one could point to a former Nautico coach (Gallo) currently working with CBF's technical staff. Felip?o said he "consulted" him. But still, as JP say, it was only a decent season at a lower midtable club...
> Leandro, who was dumped by Grmio with a bunch of other players so they
> could get Barcos from Palmeiras?
> I haven't seen much from Doria, but Tim Vickery has talked him up, so I
> respect it.
As far as I know, Doria has been doing ok for Botafogo. Then again, they have faced very little real opposition so far this season. In fact, with Vasco and Flamengo in the doldrums and Fluminense with its mind set on a tricky Libertadores group, maybe it's fair to say they didn't actually have real opposition so far this season...
> And Osvaldo is decent enough to be remembered when you're calling only local
> players with some restrictions due to concurrent club competitions, I guess.
Indeed. It's also important to notice that this friendly wasn't originally in CBF's plans for the Confederations Cup's run-in. Its raison d'tre is the death of young Kevin Espada in that infamous episode in Oruro, so that the revenue of the game could be donated to the kid's family. Don't know what to make of it, but the message CBF seems to be sending - with such "throwaway" call-up - is that they really don't care and that this is just a nuisance to them. For appearances sake, to look like they at least "did something" about it.