Home advantage could be setting Brazil up for another tragedy – BackPageFootball

by Cian O’Callaghan

Brazil fansBrazil will begin the World Cup as the tournament favourites, with many seasoned observers believing a combination of a talented squad, a wily manager with a distinguished record at international level and the perceived big advantage of hosting the event will make their quest for a record sixth title an unstoppable one.

However, while Felipe Scolari’s squad contains a set of accomplished footballers, providing top quality in every position except perhaps at centre-forward, and with a sprinkling of world-class talent in Thiago Silva, Dani Alves, Oscar and Neymar – although perhaps still just potentially in the latter two – it is not an intimidating set of players to strike fear i…

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