‘7-1 was no coincidence: Reason 1’

Reason no.1: Scolari ~psychology + history After the 2010 FIFA World Cup disaster (where Brazil lost 2-1 to Holland in a quarter final in which Felipe Melo received a red card and Sneijder, a 5’7” player, scored a header!) and the failure of the 2012 London Olympic games (where Mexico beat the favourites Brazil to gold), Brazil were …

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“7-1 was no coincidence.”

8 July 2014, 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi-Final, Mineirão Stadium, Brazil:  Brazil 1-7 Germany  Prelude: Pele, Garrincha, Carlos Alberto Torres, Socrates, Zico, Bebeto, Romario, Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho… Neymar 7-1. Kroos, Muller, Klose, Ozil, Schweinsteiger, Khedira… It was the most unpredictable and, perhaps, the most historic football match ever to be played. For …

‘7-1 was no coincidence’ : Reason 3 + end

NEYMAR and conclude   Brazil won the quarter final against Colombia, but the headlines back then weren’t all about David Luiz’s free kick. They were all about Zuniga’s toxic kick in Neymar’s back. Despite setting up a semi-final date with Germany after what was actually a promising performance, Brazilians were all talking about the then …