World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Ali Thomson says:

    Totally agree about the punditry tonight. Crap, and infuriating again.

  2. Dar says:

    To be fair, Brazil’s reputation doesn’t just stem from a mythology built around a few great players, their stats bear witness to a powerful national team that knows how to get the job done.

    Also, players like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Kaka do have the potential to be great, it’s just that being paid millions to play around a bunch of other millionaires in self-centered European leagues hasn’t given them an incentive to play to their full potential, atleast on the national level.

  3. Joe says:

    Karma for Brazil after Rivaldo’s disgraceful piece of acting against Turkey eight years ago?

    Not that I am one to condone such behaviour, but I find it hard to feel sorry for Brazil when someone uses the same tactics against them, when many a time and oft they fall down in a heap the moment anyone so much as breaks wind in the same postcode as them.

    Great article as always.

  4. Peter says:

    Well said Joe, and sadly I don’t think I’d have sympathy with many teams who had a player sent off in a similar situation. How many of the top teams can we honestly say do not employ similar tactics? The ‘pundits’ and commentators seem to conveniently overlook Brazil’s (and during England games England’s) similar tactics, instead painting them as the best thing since sliced bread.

  5. Benjamin Dover says:

    You don’t think ronaldo and ronaldinho are all time greats? Let me guess only Pele, Maradona cruyff and der kaiser are allowed that honour rite? lol. Great article my ass. Looks like he copied and pasted it from the many football blogs all claiming to be the bible on tactical reviews.

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