Oscar remembers his hat-trick to help Brazil win the U20 tournament in 2011.
The U20 World Cup kicks off for Brazil on Sunday. The national team will face Italy in the first match. Many promising young talents will be on the pitch and will surely attract the attention of recruiters from many clubs, especially from Europe.
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Brazil’s last title in this competition was in the 2011 final against Portugal. The match ended 3-2 in Shanghai Harbor today with Oscar scoring three goals. A year later, he joined Chelsea.
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Champafoot asked Oscar how he felt about the tournament, especially after scoring a hat-trick in the final, and what happened in his life. The Brazilian points out that being able to show his football to the world is the most interesting thing that has opened doors and opportunities.
I wanted to share my experience during the U20 World Cup where Brazil won the title. It was incredible for me, I had an incredible World Cup where I scored three goals in the final against Portugal and our team was crowned champions. For me it was very special, I was able to show everyone my football. After this World Cup, doors opened for me, many opportunities in different places, everyone started to see this team and this generation in a different light,” he said in a statement.
10 years ago, Brazil won the 2011 South American U-20 Championship.
Notable players of that team: Neymar, Oscar, Casemiro, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Lucas Moura, Alan Patrick and Willian Jose. pic.twitter.com/VOAUETAlcY
– Brazil Football 🇧🇷 (@BrasilEdition) February 13, 2021
More than one of Oscar’s teammates managed to prove his importance in football. The most notable of them is Casemiro, today with an illustrious career at Manchester United and Real Madrid. Danilo, Philippe Coutinho and Willian José are still playing in Europe and have been called up to the Brazilian national team.
“Many players from this team have written a great story in the national team, in European football and in football in general. After this World Cup, many important things happened in my life and I was very happy to score this hat-trick and become the champion. It was very nice for me.