Dad just read this in a Brazilian newspaper (Globo).
You know how Brazil seemed strangely composed when Ronaldinho Gaucho was
sent offf? And how Scolari started what at first seemed an overly defensive
mid-field? And how it seemed inevitable, especially after Lucio's braincramp
in the first-half, that England would equalise given Brazil's "notorious"
Well apparently the team had been having workout training sessions regularly
with less players. 10 versus 11. Felip?o was strongly criticised by the
players, the coaches, everyone.
"O Felip?o, porque o senhor esta fazendo isso?" [Why are you doing this?]
"Deixa que voces v?o ver". [Just wait and see]
...he rasped in his slightly awkward Portuguese. Training a man down paid
off huge, Felip?o. Even if the blame is on England's shoulders for playing
lethargically, your scheme worked brilliantly too. O senhor esta de