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Video Of The Week: Pele And Garrincha

The careers of possibly the two most famous and talented Brazilian players of all time diverged, yet couldn’t have been more different. This documentary traces the story of football’s first global superstar and a man that overcame everything to make the...
Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism

Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism

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...
World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-1 Brazil

World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-1 Brazil

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,...
World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-0 Chile

World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-0 Chile

World Cup Television Clichés 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...