Bahia, Botafogo, Inter and Desportivo are the four finalists of Brazil’s MUPC 2013

Clubs will decide Brazil’s representative in London, August, in the worldwide stage of the competition, this weekend get to know who are the players to watch

Bahia and Botafogo have defeated Cruzeiro and Fluminense to reach the final four of the Brazilian stage of Manchester United Premier Cup. They’ll join Internacional and Desportivo Brasil, whom were already qualified.

Bahia confirms its good form. Earlier this year, the Tricolor Baiano was finalist in Copa Brasil u15, but lost to São Paulo. We have to have to get a little concerned always, since after Copa Brasil, Bahia found at least three cases of players who faked their id to play at younger levels.

About the games, Inter and Bahia already confronted each other in Copa Brasil and the Baianos won easily. By that time they also could count on Geovani and Romildo, dismissed due to the fake documentation.

The top scorer at Copa Brasil, Allisson, haven’t scored in Manchester United Premier Cup yet. If he starts to do so in the final four, there is a great chance that Bahia will have a chance to represent Brazil in England again. Who is already standing out in the team is Geovani Itinga, with two goals and the defense that haven’t conceded a goal yet.

Botafogo – Inter is another duel that already happened at Copa Brasil, but from what we have seen so far, is possible to say that Botafogo team has nothing to do with the one we saw earlier this year. In Copa Brasil Botafogo lost al its games, with a 0 – 5 against Santos. The team is really better now and the main player is Matheus Moresche, who did very well with the National u15.

Inter haven’t made a great game yet. The defense is doing well, not conceding goals, but Rhainer and Gabriel, the main attackers are not in a good rush. The team got to the final four scoring only two goals.

Owners of the house, Desportivo Brasil can be considered the favorite in this final stage. The team from Porto Feliz won all its games and have on Mauro Jr, number 10, a great value. The youngster scored three goals in four games, two by free kicks.

The dispute between the four teams, that will take part this weekend, will decide who will represent Brazil on the worldwide stage, in London, 6th august. The last time a Brazilian won the tournament was São Paulo, in 2009, names as Lucas Piazon, Ademilson and Lucas Farias were in the team.



About Gabriel Fuhrmann

Jornalista formado desde 2011, especializado em futebol de base. Repórter da São Paulo FC Digital
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