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In Brazil, he is a legend. During his time as a player he was part of the Brazilian team who lifted the World Cup in 1958 and 1962. Zagallo then coached the 1970 side to another glorious victory. He completed his unique achievement as assistant coach in1994.
With so much experience, Zagallo is his own man and does not bow to public opinion. Although the Brazilian public wants their team to win in style, Zagallo just wants to win.
As a player his tenacity and never-say-die spirit earned him the nickname Formiguinha (little ant). Zagallo expects nothing less of his current players. However talented, they must be seen to work hard and not just look good on the ball. His work ethic may be rewarded with an unprecedented fifth World Cup crown.
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