ANALYSIS: Ragged Red Devils survive Brazilian barrage

Alan O’Brien¬†

Knockout football has always been capable of throwing up the odd aberration, but this one takes the cake. Tite’s Brazil created three big chances, and at least four very good ones. Roberto Martinez’s Belgium, at the Selecao‘s mercy on the flanks throughout, created absolutely nothing. And, yet, the Red Devils are looking forward to a World Cup semi-final, while Brazil¬†contemplate the long journey home. Football, eh? Continue reading