An embarrassment of riches

September 6, 2005
By Andrew Downie
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Ten months to go before the World Cup Finals kick off in Germany and already Brazil are the hot favorites to retain the trophy they won in Japan.

The Brazilians secured their place in next year's tournament with an emphatic 5-0 win over Chile last weekend with a display that was as entertaining as it was intimidating.

The Brazilians were brilliant straight from the kick off, their four attack-minded players tormenting the hapless Chileans. Ronaldo ...

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