Brazil 1-2 Mexico

Brazil fail to learn defensive lessons

August 11, 2012
By John Brewin, Wembley Stadium
(Archive)
A dream realised, a quest for gold finally successful and a new name added to the roll of honour. We just didn't expect it to be Mexico. Brazilian football cannot yet call itself all-conquering since the Olympic Games have again caused them pain and with it ravaged their credentials at the 2014 World Cup they will host.

International football is full of 'broken' teams, whereby one unit lets down the rest. At Euro 2012, Netherlands served as a perfect example, where a porous defence left ...

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