COPA AMERICA: A BRAZILIAN TRAIN WRECK
When thinking of South American football teams, four nations come to mind: Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Brazil. Three of these nations performed as expected, with Argentina stomping Panama off the back of a mesmerizing hattrick by Lionel Messi. The other one was Brazil. On paper, despite missing out on Barcelona forward Neymar, by far the standout player on this team, the Brazil team headed by Coach Dunga looked to be fairly promising. Pundits had them topping the group easily, reigniting their rivalry with Colombia in the quarter-finals. However, it was not meant to be as players that were supposed to step up instead disappeared, and what was meant to be a dark horse campaign ended abruptly after a 1-0 loss to Peru.