The journalist and presenter, Milton Neves, in the UOL column, listed some players who were wronged in the Brazilian team. In addition to Alex, Fábio, Neto, Djalminha, Danilo, Milton Neves pointed out that Dirceu Lopes was one of the biggest wronged in the history of the national team.
“But for me, two geniuses were the most affected: Ademir da Guia and Dirceu Lopes. Mainly Dirceu Lopes. Yes, because Divino even played in the 1974 World Cup, embarrassingly entering only in the third place decision, against Poland. And the wonderful Dirceu, who was born in Pedro Leopoldo exactly 76 years ago, didn’t even have that taste”, wrote Milton Neves.
The journalist also listed the years that Dirceu could have played for the Brazilian team and made a difference for the team.
“He could very well have gone to the 1966 World Cup, as Feola insisted on the base of the two-time champion team, which already had a lot of veteran player. He could have made the difference alongside Ademir da Guia, who was also excluded from the dispute. In 1970 he was hardly a starter, but he certainly had a place in the group that took the tri in Mexico. And in 1974, in Germany, he still had a lot of ball to fight for the title and could have changed the Brazilian luck in that World Cup”, analyzed Milton Neves.
At the end of the analysis, Milton Neves recalled the great achievements of Dirceu Lopes as a player in Brazil
“But at Cruzeiro, Dirceu Lopes managed to consecrate himself in football. There were no less than nine state, one Libertadores and one Brazilian. In addition to having managed to score a few goals for Fluminense, in 1977 (six in 23 games)”, detailed the journalist.