Why didn't Rai play?

Why didn't Rai play?

Post by sl.. » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 03:27:32


Why didn't Rai play against the USA?
Why didn't he start against Holland?

Is it because Parreira wanted a strong offensive lineup and he thought
he could do better than Rai? Who replaced Rai?

Hoping someone can shed some light on this enigma,
Mark

P.S. Who replace Rai? How well do you think this replacement played.
Why did Parreira put Rai in with 10 minutes left in the Holland game?

 
 
 

Why didn't Rai play?

Post by Carlos L. Lu » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 13:04:25

Quote:

>Why didn't Rai play against the USA?
>Why didn't he start against Holland?
>Is it because Parreira wanted a strong offensive lineup and he thought
>he could do better than Rai? Who replaced Rai?
>P.S. Who replace Rai? How well do you think this replacement played.
>Why did Parreira put Rai in with 10 minutes left in the Holland game?

Rai was replaced by Mazinho, who is more combative and less of a playmaker,
but at least he participates, something Rai hasn't been doing for some time.

It's a known fact that Brazil has a decently balanced team overall, but lacks
a mid-field playmaker, which is ironically the position Brazilians were most
famous for (Pele, Zico, Socrates).

I believe Rai subbed Mazinho at that point for two reasons. First, Mazinho
already had a yellow card from the match against the US and Parreira didn't
want to risk being without him for the next game. Second, the score was still
2-2 and there was a pretty good chance at that point of the game to would go
to overtime, and a pair of fresh legs would help. 10 minutes worth of warmup
would allow him to peak early in the overtime. He might be in the lineup
against Sweden.

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Why didn't Rai play?

Post by Weng Hong S » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 13:22:54

Quote:

>Why didn't Rai play against the USA?
>Why didn't he start against Holland?
>Is it because Parreira wanted a strong offensive lineup and he thought
>he could do better than Rai? Who replaced Rai?

  My guess is he didn't want Rai got another yellow and then suspended on
the games coming.  I think Macinho replaced his postion.  He's not bad but
comparing to Rai.  I think the later cooperates better with Dunga.

Quote:
>Hoping someone can shed some light on this enigma,
>Mark
>P.S. Who replace Rai? How well do you think this replacement played.
>Why did Parreira put Rai in with 10 minutes left in the Holland game?

  Hmm..., probably it maybe the last few mins of Brazil to play WC.  So he
let Rai go.

Kevin.

 
 
 

Why didn't Rai play?

Post by Thinh Nguy » Thu, 14 Jul 1994 03:21:39



: >Why didn't Rai play against the USA?
: >Why didn't he start against Holland?

:   Hmm..., probably it maybe the last few mins of Brazil to play WC.  So he
: let Rai go.

: Kevin.

   Someone told me Rai is Socrates' brother, is that true ?

 
 
 

Why didn't Rai play?

Post by JUGUR.. » Thu, 14 Jul 1994 12:04:52

Quote:



>: >Why didn't Rai play against the USA?
>: >Why didn't he start against Holland?
>:   Hmm..., probably it maybe the last few mins of Brazil to play WC.  So he
>: let Rai go.
>: Kevin.
>   Someone told me Rai is Socrates' brother, is that true ?

Indeed Rai is Socrates's Brother.You can even detect a resemblance.
For him not starting, that's long a story.He was great in 92, named
South-Americain player of the year but his form has declined at an
alarming rate.Last year was a not a good year, and so is this year.
If you saw Brazil's first 3 games or Brazil's qualification games
prior to that, you'll know what I mean.
In my opinion he does not deserve anymore tha captaincy nor the
wearing of the Jersey 10, and above all Brazil does not really
miss him in the line-up.
Mahmoud Tighiouart
 
 
 

Why didn't Rai play?

Post by sl.. » Thu, 14 Jul 1994 20:39:06

Quote:



> : >Why didn't Rai play against the USA?
> : >Why didn't he start against Holland?

> :   Hmm..., probably it maybe the last few mins of Brazil to play WC.  So he
> : let Rai go.

> : Kevin.

>    Someone told me Rai is Socrates' brother, is that true ?

   Yes, it is true that Rai is Socrates' younger brother. Rai himself
declares he has only one half the talent of Socrates. Of course, if
that is true, Rai should be the best mid-fielder in the world today.

:-)

Will Rai start against Sweden?

peace out,
mark