‘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 …