The summer after the World Cup always brings change. When you’re the hosts and favourites, and you don’t just fail to win the trophy but bow out in humiliating fashion, change is even more inevitable. But rather than look to the future after sacking Felipe Scolari, Brazil have turned the clock back to Dunga.
Kaká makes his return for São Paulo tonight, before an embarking on a journey made by many great Brazilians before him.
A depressing flashback, from seven years ago. Brazil have just won the 2007 Copa America. They beat Argentina 3-0 in the final in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
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Brazilian football has just hit a new rock bottom. A local TV channel – SporTV, where I make regular appearances and have plenty of respect for the journalists – have just announced their team of the 2014 World Cup; in the line up is David Luiz.
Changing their style of play might begin to heal Brazil's World Cup wounds, but the problems run deeper.
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Confidence is rarely an abstract. It usually is a reflection of the level of belief in completing the task in hand. Brazil looked full of confidence when they went into the World Cup semi final against Germany.
Thomas Müller will take on Brazil tonight targeting personal and team celebrations.
With Neymar absent, can Brazil's players rally round to win the World Cup without him?
Selecao make the last four after late comeback
Brazil won this World Cup second-round match on penalties after a close encounter with Chile.
Stubborn resistance dents home progress in the World Cup
The teams have been announced and Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has picked Chelsea's Ramires to start in place of Hulk, who is still suffering from a muscle injury picked up last week.
Chelsea midfielder may be the right tactical call for Brazil's second Group A fixture.
The host nation will take on Mexico in Fortaleza on Tuesday in their second World Cup group game.
A controversial Neymar penalty was key, as hosts Brazil started the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 3-1 win against Croatia.
Today is Brazil’s ‘first step’, as Luiz Felipe Scolari described the opener against Croatia. This small step, of the seven to the final, will offer the first indication of whether the host nation has what it takes to make one giant leap to World Cup glory and banishing the agony of the 1950 defeat against Uruguay.
On Monday I was on a BBC radio programme where a group of us tried to select an all time World Cup team.
Brazil are widely considered the favourites to win this summer’s World Cup on home soil. Playing the role of devil's advocate, here are some reasons why they might not.