The view from Brazil

Can Brazil rely on David Luiz?

March 2, 2012
By Tim Vickery
The World Cup can be a cruel thing. No matter how well the team is doing in the competition, it need not take a bad game, or even a bad half, for them to be eliminated. A bad few minutes can be enough - as Brazil know very well.

Brazil's team in the last World Cup in South Africa may not have been to everyone's taste, but results were excellent in the two years leading up to the tournament, and at half-time in the quarter-final against Netherlands few would have bet against them. Yet, ...

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