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Cafu claimed the Premier League to be  most overhyped league, reducing the chances of Brazil’s winning the FIFA World Cup

Cafu says that the media has influenced players into believing that the Premier League is the best.

The Premier League is often recognized as one of the greatest in the world. Players want to join teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, and other English behemoths to play alongside the greatest. In today’s market, England is considered the greatest destination, with even mid-table clubs bringing in talents from other leagues.

However, Cafu, a Brazilian legend, sees a negative aspect of this English migration. He thinks that if more of his compatriots join the Premier League, the country would do poorly in World Cups. Brazil has won five World Cups, the most recent in 2002.

They have yet to make it to the finals since then, with their best showing coming in 2014. They made it to the semi-finals before being defeated 7-1 by eventual winners Germany. They came in fourth place at the World Cup. Cafu told journalist Ibrahim Sannie Daara that if players continue to leave Brazil for England, Brazil’s chances of winning the World Cup will diminish. He went on to say that the media has indoctrinated players into believing the Premier League is the finest in the world.

Cafu stated, “I am afraid, the more we have Brazilians moving to the Premier League, the fewer chances for Brazil to win the World Cup. “

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The best Brazilian footballers in the Premier League right now

In the Premier League, several Brazilian talents have left their mark. Ederson, the custodian for Manchester City, showcased his prowess with 231 appearances, securing an impressive 106 clean sheets while making 384 saves. Meanwhile, Alisson Becker, the stalwart goalkeeper for Liverpool, exhibited his defensive prowess across 187 appearances, tallying 82 clean sheets and 448 saves.

Alisson, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli. (Source: ESPN)
Alisson, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli. (Source: ESPN)

Forward Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal flaunted his attacking prowess, notching 106 appearances, 28 goals, and 14 assists. Amongst these skilled players, Bruno Guimaraes, a midfielder for Newcastle United, has shown promise, yet specific statistical details about his performances aren’t currently available.

Gabriel Jesus, another Arsenal forward, made his impact felt with 195 appearances, netting an impressive 95 goals and providing 36 assists. Gabriel Maghalaes, the defender from Arsenal, showcased defensive strength in his 109 appearances, contributing to 36 clean sheets. Lucas Paqueta, a midfielder for West Ham United, displayed his talent in 42 appearances, scoring 6 goals, and providing 4 assists.

Thiago Silva, the seasoned defender from Chelsea, accumulated 97 appearances, ensuring 29 clean sheets. Joelinton, a midfielder from Newcastle United, exhibited his skills in 63 appearances, scoring 10 goals and offering 7 assists. Lastly, Douglas Luiz, the midfielder from Aston Villa, showcased his versatility in 155 appearances, contributing 16 goals, 15 assists, and maintaining 30 clean sheets.

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