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A Thought Before A “Final”

July 4, 2014



Brazil haven’t gone beyond the quarter-final stages of a World Cup since 2002, when they went on to win the tournament.

That was 12 years ago.

Think about it.

That was way before iPods, smartphones, flat-screen TVs, Blu-ray, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter; and Wayne Rooney still had real hair. Pluto’s status as a proper planet hadn’t been challenged. George W. Bush was just getting started. And everyone thought “Chicago” was a good movie.

Let’s just say things have changed since then.

But Brazil, sadly, remain just as shaky as they did in 2006 and 2010, when they were kicked out of the party by France and the Netherlands respectively.

This Friday they face Colombia, the most dazzling team of this 2014 World Cup.

In Brazil’s way is James Rodriguez, the tournament’s top player thus far.

So, will Brazil party like it’s 2002, and finally break free from this quarter-final malaise…?

Undoubtedly, our hope is in the boots of Brazil’s no.10 Neymar.

Neymar, who had actually just turned 10 when Ronaldo won Brazil’s 5th World Cup title in 2002.

Think about it.




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