Humble pie for arjun and ssp
I have criticised this Brazilian team and it's coach several times. I hoped they would get to the final, but knew that players they had in the playing XI were the worst in my memory. They got found out and it was the usual culprits who were appalling. Marcelo cost Brazil the 2012 Olympic gold with his lack of defending skills, yet he has played the same way in every single match since. He wanders up field and leaves huge gaps at the back, and yesterday, the defensive midfielders couldn't cover for him or were simply by passed by the speed of the German passing. Then David Luiz became the 11 yr old that Thiago Silva had been controlling previously. Shocking display. He was running with the ball and playing in the German half and leaving Dante on his own. Fred and Hulk lost the ball every single time.Bernard looked like a lost schoolboy. Fernandinho was shockingly bad. Yet the idiot coach just stood there and did nothing at all in the 1st half.
As PKB and I mentioned earlier, this was reminiscent of 100s of displays from our hockey teams. Zero organisation, zero discipline and also really sub standard players all over the pitch. Pep Guardiola was being talked of as Brazil's coach but Scolari was chosen (same mentality as Indian hockey) because they couldn't have a 'foreigner' taking charge of the national team. His teams would have played with some control and would have passed the ball rather hoofing it aimlessly (again like Indian hockey teams). He certainly would have picked better players than 'Scolari's favourites' (like India's selections).
Deserved spanking and good riddance to the hype surrounding the Brazilians. Are they clever enough to have a good look at the decline in their standards? The 1994 team was considered boring, but it had a lot more flair and skill than this bunch.