Roberto Carlos – planetwin365: Why Russia 2018 can be Brazil’s stage

When it comes to brand ambassadors, very few resonate with football bettors as much as planetwin365’s Roberto Carlos.

The former World Cup winner and Real Madrid legend, strikes a chord with football fans who watched him use his venomous left foot to torment opposing players throughout his 11 year spell at the Santiago Bernabéu.

The full back also enjoyed a successful international career, playing in three World Cups for Brazil, suffering final heartache at France 98 before playing a key role in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s unmistakable side that defeated Germany to lift the trophy in Japan four years later.

Speaking to SBC at the London Affiliate Conference this month he emphasised that the team at the time, which included the likes of Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho was merely trying to play in a way “that made the Brazilian people happy.”

Looking ahead, he revealed his belief that the current Brazilian team can replicate the success of the 2002 side, heaping praise on the current manager: “Tite is doing a great job, so Brazil have a great chance. It’s also the right time for Neymar, who is a world class player that can shine at this tournament.”

Brazil have been drawn into group Group E with Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland, it’s a group that Carlos described as “a dangerous one, but one Brazil can win,” giving specific credit to Serbia, a country he knows a great deal about, having studied for his coaching badges within the nation.

Carlos spoke highly of the Serbian team, stating: “I have watched a lot of sessions involving the Serbian side, especially when I did my coaching badges in the country, they currently have great players and I’m expecting them to have a great World Cup.”

A key factor in elevating the excitement of fans for this Summer’s tournament, will be the outrageous goals that appear to be an inevitable consequence of the world’s best players getting together for an international tournament. This was something Carlos was all to aware off, having scored one of the most highly regarded free kicks of the modern era at the The 1997 Tournoi de France, which took place before France 98.

Nonetheless he maintained that he couldn’t call this the best goal of his career, pointing to his goals for Real Madrid against Tenerife and Marseille, as well as a goal he scored for Palmeiras as ones that he holds in the same esteem as that free kick against Barthez.

This year marks the third year year of the partnership between Carlos and planetwin365 and it’s a deal that the man regarded as one of the best left backs in football history “is very proud of and hopes will last for many more years.”

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