Originally Posted by SP Wild
Was the thrashing of Brazil an indication of German invincibility, or a reflection of a Brazilian implosion?
Who will win? Who's cuisine reign's supreme? Let's get ready to rumble! Gentlemen, start your engines!
The current German team isn't invincible, but they're pretty damn good. The Argentinians will come to the final determined not to concede, and to snatch at any half-chance. If Germany score early, that would be best for the game, as Argentina will have to chase a result instead of just playing spoiling tactics.
Brazil need to do what Germany did a few years ago. Overhaul coaching, youth development structures and talent identification, rebuild and put up with a few fallow years while the new generation finds its feet.
The nation has forgiven Brazil their dull play over the recent past, because they were at least still winning (or at least not losing). That semi-final result, however, was surely too big to sweep under the carpet and maybe some decisions will be made. Or, if they are really stupid, they can pretend everything would have been all right if Neymar had been there.