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Brazil – worst hosts since Alien

July 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Despite this match traditionally being the one no-one wants to play 70,000 turned up to the Estadio Nacional, Brasilia.  Brasilia, deep in the heart of the country, was chosen presumably because Brazil had never lost a game there. Well, this a tournament of firsts, in a bad way for Brazil, and so it proved again. […]

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Brazilians torn off a strip

July 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

The worst defending we’ve seen for years. David Luis in particular lost all positional control but was far from alone. Brazil’s weaknesses were brutally exploited by the Germans. Luis was Captain in place of the suspended Thiago Silva but showed no leadership and no responsibility. Both Silva and Neymar might have made a difference to the final score […]

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Brazil Blitzed

July 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Before and throughout this tournament there have been two topics of conversation when discussing the hosts. This first is the ghost of ‘Maracanazo’, the second that ‘the six’ was coming soon. The first topic, a national obsession, was defeat by Uruguay in the 1950 final in Rio de Janeiro, an implausible 2-1 defeat that sent […]

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Löw blow. Germans come out punching.

July 8th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

The first World Cup semi-final, at the Estádio Mineirão, features a brawling Brazil facing a cool, controlled Germany in Belo Horizonte. But Germany manager Joachim Löw has come out punching ahead of tonight’s game. Löw started the mind games by warning the Mexican officials, including referee Marco [Dracula] Rodríguez that they must put a stop […]

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