Posts Tagged "Brazil"

Fireworks Both Inside & Out: The 2013 Confederations Cup In Review

By on Jul 1, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

So, farewell to the 2013 Confederations Cup, that dose of methadone for the football junkie which has broken up a summer that might otherwise have been notable for Sky Sports News switching to live coverage of the tumbleweed blowing around the Premier League’s London headquarters, then. This isn’t to say that tournament has no uses. As Queens is to...

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Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism

Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism

By on Jul 3, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Never meet your heroes, they say. It is possible that a lot of people met theirs yesterday in the form of the 2010 version of the Brazilian national football team. A team that was widely-tipped to win the competition is out at the quarter-final stage for the second time in a row, and it seems unlikely that many people will actually miss them that much. On more or...

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World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-1 Brazil

World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-1 Brazil

By on Jul 2, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Into the quarter-finals then, and now it starts getting serious.This was the first clash between two teams with serious winning credentials – or at least, Brazil’s pedigree was beyond dispute. Maybe there were still some doubts about the Netherlands, coming into this game, for all their long unbeaten run and their hundred percent records both in...

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World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-0 Chile

World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-0 Chile

By on Jun 28, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

World Cup Television Clich├ęs 101: Germany are efficient, the Netherlands play “total football”, Spain are under-achievers and Brazil play to a samba rhythm. One by one, the long-held preconceptions of global football are starting to be turned on their heads. Germany’s defence looks capable of being tested by an attack with pace and flair. The...

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