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Brazil encouraging, but not yet cohesive

March 29, 2011
Brazil encouraging, but not yet cohesive

Whereas his predecessor Dunga had a very consistent, specific shape in his latter days as Brazil manager, Mano Menezes has switched between systems. He started off with a 4-2-1-3 against the USA, then moved to a 4-4-2 against France recently.
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Argentina 1-0 Brazil: Messi with superb winner

November 18, 2010
Argentina 1-0 Brazil: Messi with superb winner

This game started well, faded in the second half, before being won with a brilliant Lionel Messi goal.
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Menezes’ Brazil start with impressive victory

August 11, 2010
Menezes’ Brazil start with impressive victory

One suspects that getting the Brazilian public onside with good attacking football was Mano Menezes’ first priority as Brazil manager, with a result in his opening game second on the list. With a 2-0 win over the US, he managed to achieve both.
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Holland 2-1 Brazil: poor defending from set-plays costs Dunga

July 2, 2010
Holland 2-1 Brazil: poor defending from set-plays costs Dunga

Brazil are out. A dominant first half, a shocking second half – Holland took advantage of their defensive mistakes to record a famous victory.
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Holland v Brazil: tactical preview

July 1, 2010
Holland v Brazil: tactical preview

These two have been widely dismissed as being the most negative, defensive teams their respective countries have ever produced – and yet this is still considered a glamour tie.
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