The Reality of Brazil vs Spain

Confederations Cup 2013 Neymar vs Pique

If you’ve played the game long enough you might have heard someone say, “The best team doesn’t always win.” As a Brazilian I must say, “Thank God for that!” I haven’t seen a good agreeable Brazil team or game since 2009/2010. Fast forward to this years Confederations Cup I saw glimpses of what to expect in 2014 and the future of the Seleção.  Brazil dominated for periods of the matchs against Italy and Mexico, which showed huge progress in the right direction. But they lost concentration and Italy and Mexico came back scoring goals and even taking possession of the ball for long periods. It seemed as though the Seleção would play amazing for two minutes then become completely lost for 20 minutes. I saw bad passing, and players completely lost on the field. The game against Spain was different. Brazil played like champions.
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Barcelona FC Players Show their YOUTH “ID Cards”

We all were kids once, bright eyed and rosy cheeked snot nosed rug rats. The difference is some of us grew up to be older snot nose human beings. Mere mortals living our daily lives in a zombie comatose of work and personal life. We watch as the peers we played with as youngsters; who were also once bugger nosed twerps, become the elite of soccer right before our very eyes. Life is funny this way, how some folks fall to be unknowns and some folks rise to greatness. We watch as some of our peers grow in wealth, either in soccer or in work, and it sometimes seems  almost effortless for these people. Regardless of your greatness or shortcomings, when looking at Barcelona FC's elites "First ID cards" makes me remember my first card, and I had a bit of nostalgia of my time playing and the chances lost and/or gained. We were all young once, and despite our soccer achievements we should never stop the love or the playing of the game. In essence, the passion still sparkles inside us, regardless of fame and fortune for we are all peasants to the game. Read more