2006 World Cup
In 2006, Brazil played its 18th World Cup. And he arrived in Germany as one of the favorite teams to win the title, led by the popular "magic square" composed by Kaká, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Ronaldo Fenômeno and Adriano. A great expectation generated that was severely frustrated by the football demonstrated on the field by the players that the fans most expected, like these four.
After a first phase alternating good and bad games Brazil, went to the round of 16 with 3 victories. Roberto Carlos played in the first two matches, being spared against Japan since the country was classified.
Against Ghana in the round of 16, perhaps the best match in the national team. A 3x0 that also counted on Ronaldo overtaking Gerd Muller and becoming the greatest scorer of all the World Cups with 15 goals.
But against France what we saw was a huddle of disorganized players watching Zidane, at his peak, parading on the field. The French goal scored by Thierry Henry after Zidane's cross, still made Roberto Carlos come out as villain since he was fixing the half while the foul was being hit. This was the last game of the left wing with the "hopscotch".