Cafu has simply videotaped a video message for some kids in the north eastern of Brazil.
"I can see myself in these youngsters," he states.
"I'm a bad boy who dealt with a great deal of hardship to be here, speaking to you, with three successive Globe Cup finals and 2 titles".
He is in the city of Maceió, preparing to take a three-hour bus trip into the arid countryside as component of his involvement in the Cafuzinhos do Sertão social activity job.
"When I go there, I play with them barefoot, so they can see that we are all equal.
When I initially assumed of this job, I intended to do it in a location where nobody goes.
There's a high percent of lack of nutrition as well as I feel like it's our main goal to provide them wish, to make these children believe they can attain more".
The Cafuzinhos do Sertão task-- which successfully translates as "Little Cafus of the wilderness"-- provides youngsters with footballs, boots, food and also a chance to fulfill the former Brazil captain.
Poverty is a big trouble in Brazil as well as he says it's a shock to see these youngsters experiencing, as he as soon as was.
"It's much harder to accomplish goals when culture does not offer you opportunities," he claims.
"I would get up at 4am, eat something as well as take the bus at 5am to get to training for 9am.
Sometimes I would certainly play worse than the various other boys since they had a full evening to sleep as well as lived near the training ground.
So I see myself in these kids, because however life just offers 2 alternatives for inadequate individuals: you can go to a bad way or attempt to persevere.
The 2nd alternative includes a great deal of fighting.
What individuals do not understand is that footballers try to achieve success not since it is their objective to have popularity, however to assist their friends and family leave destitution".
Twenty years on from captaining Brazil to glory at the World Cup in 2002, Cafu is attempting to motivate people by informing the story of his life.
He has introduced an autobiography series, A saga Cafu, in which he recounts the tale of his very early playing days, winning his initial titles, being contacted the Brazil squad, winning the Globe Cup, as well as playing in Spain as well as Italy.
Cafu has actually won everything-- leagues, mugs and also 2 Copa Libertadores titles with São Paulo, Serie A titles with Roma and Milan, the Champions League with Milan, as well as 2 Copa América titles with Brazil, among much more prizes-- however he will constantly be born in mind for the World Cups.
He won his initial World Mug at United States 1994, when he was still playing for São Paulo.
He was the Brazil captain by the time he won his second in 2002 along with Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and also Roberto Carlos.
In many means that Brazil team selected itself, which can not be stated of the present plant.
"The trouble is that individuals do not know the starters of Brazil," states Cafu.
"It's a Globe Cup year as well as we can not be certain of who will certainly most likely to Qatar, unfortunately.
It's really different from the sensation in 2002, when everybody recognized who would begin and also who had one of the most possibility to be subbed in during a game.
The fans knew our tale and where we played.
The fans really felt close to the squads.
There's a range between fans and also the national squad as well as it's been expanding because 2010".
Would certainly he state that Alisson and also Neymar are the only players ensured a starting area in Qatar?"I do not think so," responds Cafu.
"Can we make sure Alisson will certainly start the games when Ederson is playing like he is?Or that Weverton won't be able to obtain the placement after his titles with Palmeiras?The only safeguarded player is Neymar, due to the fact that he is the best.
Then we have other guys going after a spot, such as Vinicius Junior".
"Vini is the future of Brazilian football.
He is the young player with the most possibilities.
He was already promising but this year has revealed that he can achieve more.
It's as well early to place him in the top three players of the globe, but we can visualize him arriving.
"He is a specialist, humble child as well as needed someone to explain to him exactly how he might improve.
Carlo Ancelotti was there to do it and currently we see what Vini can do.
Rodrygo is likewise having good minutes and giving, and Genuine Madrid is working like an excellent engine".
Nevertheless, Cafu additionally recognises that the fad for players such as Vini Jr as well as Rodrygo to leave so early in their careers is not excellent for Brazilian football.
Real Madrid authorized Vinicius Junior for EUR46m when he was just 16 years of ages and they paid EUR45m for Rodrygo when he was simply 17.
With players leaving so early, followers can not develop a psychological link with them.
"Groups like Flamengo, Palmeiras and also Atlético Mineiro should be the instance for Brazilian clubs," claims Cafu.
"They transformed the means things are done as well as brought a great deal of professionalism to our organization, which is good.
They can invest, they are constantly on the verge of winning titles and they can bring majorly players.
However, Brazil still has the trouble of selling its young gamers too soon.
When I played, we would win titles in our country, get in the nationwide squad and after that transfer to Europe.
Now, it's vice versa: they most likely to Europe, attempt to enter into the nationwide squad and after that return to Brazil at the end of their careers.
That's why sometimes it's hard to have a starting lineup".
Although the Brazil team that Cafu captained at the 2002 Globe Mug also had its struggles in certifying, with fans questioning the gamers, yet the gamers came with each other at the appropriate time under Luiz Felipe Scolari.
That accomplishment remains the fondest memory of Cafu's occupation.
"The evening prior to the last, we were playing golf in the corridors," he remembers, laughing.
"We were speaking and also having some fun.
I was the captain of the group and also I really felt that it was the moment to blow off some steam.
I said to Felipão: 'Allow the kids appreciate themselves, since tomorrow we'll play an excellent game.
' He counted on us as well as saw we could win that title.
He rested with us for a few hours, after that went to his room.
The following day, we got on the area and also won the Globe Cup.
There's no greater sensation in football than raising that trophy.
I guarantee you that.
It still gives me the chills to talk concerning this.
It's vivid in my mind".
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