I found myself hoping that the injury sustained by Brazil’s principal striker was merely one of those flops that players stage in order to wangle a penalty out of the disoriented team of referees.
But medical experts rule out that possibility (above) . Vicuña literally broke the back of one of the most productive goal scorers of the tournament.
The Colombian player should be banned from participating in federation and league play for a matter of months — Look at what they decided in the case of the bite by Suárez of Uruguay and Liverpool.
Now much of the playmaking burden will now fall on players like David Luiz, Fred amd Hulk, none of them as adept at all aspects of the game, from midfield break-outs and corner kicks to goal scoring inside the area.
Captain Thiago Silva is also compelled by the accumulated penalty rule to sit out the match with Germany, which dispatched France with all the brio of a firm of CPAs yesterday.
We are rooting for the improbable underdogs of Costa Rica this afternoon over the Netherlands. Argentina x Belgium is a bit of a snooze. We are placing our hopes on David Ruiz, who scored a lightning winning goal over the Colombian squad.
Where do they get these players anyway? The freaking FARC?
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