Luis Fabiano stayed on course for the Golden Boot with his third goal in four matches. O Fabuloso's goal came off a superb move involving Brazil's "Big Three" of Robinho, Kaka and Fabiano. This was proof enough that Brazil are capable purveyors of the beautiful game. In truth, once Brazil scored the second goal, the match was all over. That three-minute salvo from Brazil knocked the stuffing out of a young Chile side. The third Brazilian goal was the icing on the cake and a thing of beauty as well. Ramires, deputising for Felipe Melo, dribbled the ball samba-style, leaving five Chile players in his wake before laying the ball expertly for Robinho's curler.
Apart from Robinho, all the players who started for Brazil against Chile, play in Europe. So why shouldn't Dunga employ a more European style of modern football while still embracing the joyful passing and ball caressing skills of Brazilian football? He has successfully married these two strengths and created a team that goes out and wins tournaments.
What pleases the Brazilian public and press, winning matches or gaining admirers? I know which one English fans would prefer.