World Cup 2018 is well underway, and regardless of the team you support you can never discount the Brazil factor in any World Cup. As five-time world champions—1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002—they are always going to be fan favourites at home and abroad.
Four years after their disappointing performance in the 2014 World Cup, Brazil is tipped as a favourite again under Head Coach Tite. They are a dramatically different side in Russia, especially mentally, compared to 2014, and Brazilians have their master tactician to thank. Are they back to playing their classic ‘Joga Bonito’, Beautiful Game?
At the time of writing, the Brazilians drew their first match against Switzerland, failing to capitalise on several opportunities in their Group E matchday, but we shall wait to see what lies ahead.