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From Nilton Santos to Marcelo: The Rise and Fall of the Attacking Full-back

From an aesthetic standpoint, the legacy of Brazilian football will be forever defined by words like samba and jogo bonito; by moments like Pele’s sombrero goal in the ’58 World Cup, or Carlos Alberto’s wonderful team goal that served as the final exclamation point to the 1970 tournament. Looking at it more analytically, Brazil’s legacy is all about the innovations they’ve made to football: defensive organization, team formation, individual expression, and collective interplay. But there’s one other innovation Brazil perhaps do not get enough credit for: the attacking full-back. Continue reading

Three Patterns for a Successful World Cup

World Cup trophyWhen you look closely at the history of Brazil’s five World Cup trophies, several patterns begin to emerge, patterns that suggest there is a formula for tournament success. Some of these patterns are easy to spot: Continue reading

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