‘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 …

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‘7-1 was no coincidence’: Reason 2

Reason 2: theconfederations cup mask Brazil lit up in 2013: they lifted the Confederations Cup in front of over 70,000 fans at the Maracanã, with a convincing 3-0 win over 2010 FIFA World Cup champions Spain. The star of the show? Neymar. After a brilliant national anthem, main striker Fred scored twice and Neymar scored …

“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 …