This is the first article in a series I’m calling “The Great Brazilian Autopsy.” In each article, we are going to dissect the corpse that is the Brazilian Men’s National Team, less to determine cause of death and more to determine what can be done to revive the body.
There are many things that could be said about Brazil’s humiliating exit from the Copa America at the hands (literally) of Peru. Many of those things have already been said in the comments section on this site. Others will be discussed in the coming days.
But before the tournament began, I wrote about how on this occasion, team success did not matter. The only thing that mattered was the success of certain individuals who could – and should – play a large role in Brazil’s future.
Here were the five individuals I was most concerned about: Continue reading