Simoes works wonders with Brazil

August 25, 2004
By Michael Lewis
PIRAEUS, Greece -- At his first training session as coach of the Brazilian women's Olympic soccer team in April, Rene Simoes gave each player a yellow tennis ball.

"It looks like gold," he told the team. "It's yours. You have to remember what you're here for."

The Brazilians are here to make history. They already have earned at least a silver medal and are only 90 minutes away from accomplishing something that their male counterparts have failed to do in more than 50 years - ...

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