Shocking Brazil

Shocking Brazil

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The Brazilian game has become synonymous with excellence, success and beautiful, irresistible football. Supporters from every part of the globe are able to recount joyful tales about BrazilA’s unmatched achievements, especially ones of World Cup glory A– not for them the almost fifty years of hurt endured by England fans. But few realise that the most crucial transformations undergone by Brazilian football came as a direct result of the SeleAsApoA’s failures. This updated edition of Shocking Brazil, which includes the 2014 tournament, looks at seven crucial World Cup campaigns that radically altered the face of Brazilian football and which had repercussions far beyond the sport. Behind the ignominy lurk narratives of racism, corruption, authoritarianism, corporate power and greed. This tour de force through the history of Brazilian football, told through the prism of these seven famous defeats, is by turns fascinating, enlightening, shocking and utterly compelling.It would be revealed after Germany 2006 that Ronaldo showed up weighing almost 100kg, 13kg more than his official 2002 weight. ... With 11 players returning from the 2002 World Cupwinning team, the 2006 squad was dominated by stars such as Ronaldo, ... fire for Barcelona, winning that yeara#39;s Champions League and at the time the backtoback FIFA World Player of the Year awards. They were a pretty difficult bunch to handle and Parreira was struggling to get them under control.

Title:Shocking Brazil
Author: Fernando Duarte, Gilberto Silva
Publisher:Birlinn - 2014-12-21

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