Soccer isn't doing so well? Could have fooled me with the amount of great players coming back to Brazil. 5 years ago Neymar and Ganso would have left Brazil,they stay.
The national team isnt doing well. Players like Ronaldo, Ronaldhino, Roberto Carlos, Kaka, Dida, Cafu etc. were scouted so extensivley by the greatest teams in the world that they couldnt turn down the offers. Now someone like Neymar plays for maybe Tottenham or something.