Hello everyone! Apologies for my tardiness, I couldn't get in! Shall we see if between them, Argentina and the Netherlands can summon up even 10% of the crazy we saw last night?
A big welcome back for Iain, people!
Kevbo, it's a smiley face of a formation!
There has been a lot of talk about last night's Brazil team being the worst Brazilian side of all time. That's simply not true. The 1934 squad were a mismatch, hurried selection of the few players available after the bureaucratic nightmare that was the transition from amateur to professionalism. It was crazy. They could only really pick players from Botafoga. Anyway, the squad got on a boat, spent 13 days bobbing about over the Atlantic, stopped at Spain to pick up the Spanish team. carried onto Italy and then were...well...beaten by Spain in the first game. They returned to Brazil shortly afterwards. SO IT'S NOT ALL BAD, PHIL!