What They're Saying: Brazilian columnist Juca Kfouri

“Do not compare her with Neymar. If you’re going to compare, compare her with Pele.”

-- Juca Kfouri, a senior Brazilian sports columnist, saying Brazil women's star Marta is a more complete player than her celebrated male counterpart Neymar. During Brazil's 0-0 tie with Iraq in Brasilia, fans chanted “Mar-ta! Mar-ta!” to show their displeasure with the Brazilian men, who also tied South Africa, 0-0. The Brazil women have, meanwhile, won their first two games, 3-0 and 5-1. (Wall Street Journal)
6 comments about "What They're Saying: Brazilian columnist Juca Kfouri".
  1. Richard Brown, August 9, 2016 at 4:25 a.m.

    Brazilians expect their men's team to win all their games. They want to break Neymar chops by saying that. All Neymar has to do to know he is better is to count his money and compare it to Marta money.

    Don't compare Pele to Georgio Chinaglia. Georgio hated it when they said Pele was better. On the cosmos Georgio was the dominate player not Pele.

  2. Richard Brown, August 9, 2016 at 1:41 p.m.

    You get more money when more people go to watch your games.

  3. Richard Brown, August 9, 2016 at 1:43 p.m.

    Curious about the writer is she published on paper or just on the Internet.

  4. Bob Ashpole replied, August 9, 2016 at 2 p.m.

    He is a longtime Brazilian sports reporter, print and TV, and has written a few books too.

  5. Richard Brown, August 9, 2016 at 3:59 p.m.

    Thanks Bob

  6. Raymond Weigand, August 9, 2016 at 6:31 p.m.

    Another dig at Naymer ...

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