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Old 06-30-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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Why Sergio? Why?
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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I don't care what anyone says on this forum after this, nobody but nobody would ever have thought Brazil would have turned it on like this tonight. I am pleasantly surprised and Neymar has announced himself on the world stage this tournament!
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:22 PM
 
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I don't care what anyone says on this forum after this, nobody but nobody would ever have thought Brazil would have turned it on like this tonight. I am pleasantly surprised and Neymar has announced himself on the world stage this tournament!
Agreed.

A 3-0 shutout against the Spanish national team was never on my mind or on the minds of any of my friends.

Before the match, I thought it would probably end 0-1 in Spain's favor.

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I told people Brazil never turns it on early on, they always wait!
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: H-Tine, Texas
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Wow, did not expect that, whatsoever.

Neymar Jr. <3
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:13 PM
 
Location: IL
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Agreed.

A 3-0 shutout against the Spanish national team was never on my mind or on the minds of any of my friends.

Before the match, I thought it would probably end 0-1 in Spain's favor.
Yeah, i was hoping for a good match by Brazil, but they dominated play in the middle. They are a mix of rough and finese. Neymar is looking really good, he is dangerous with the ball and has good vision.

That David Luiz save was a turning point, we were screaming so loud that a whole bunch of people ran in the room thinking it was a goal.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Wow, sobering game for a fan of Spain, this one . A more than deserved win for Brasil, who physically and tactically outclassed La Rioja. This game actually reminded me a bit of last season's Bayern - Barcelona (4-0).
Spain were lucky that they even ended the game with ten, as Ramos and Arbeloa might also have received red cards. Also, Xavi wasn't good at all. For the first time to me, he seemed getting old . Oh well...
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:34 AM
 
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Fair play to Brazil. Cant wait for the 2014 WC now. Great warm up to the main event next summer in Brazil.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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Brazilian's coach (Felipao) is a master motivator. Even though he was going through a very difficult time with his club in Brazil before being hired to lead the National Team, I thought he was the right guy for the job because that's what the players needed, someone to help them to build their confidence back. Felipao gave Del Bosque a tactical lesson in the final by preventing Spain's midfield creation and ball possession and "suffocating" their game at all corners. Spain had no chance, honestly, they were lucky it ended up 3-0 only, it could have been more!

That said, the WC can be a whole different scenario. It will be much more competitive and a lot can happen and change in one year. Also, Spain will have the chance to rethink their strategy because the WC in Brazil is going to be very hard to win, especially for European teams.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I don't care what anyone says on this forum after this, nobody but nobody would ever have thought Brazil would have turned it on like this tonight. I am pleasantly surprised and Neymar has announced himself on the world stage this tournament!
Huh? The best soccer nation in the world (usually by far), hosting the tournament against a smaller, slower side during massive soccer-related protests, and you are surprised they did well?? They must still be putting plastic in UK spliffs...
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