Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Nuts for Brazil

So our hosting of Olympic football is now over and St James' Park reverts to its Jabba-given name, at least officially. Nine matches took place on Tyneside, the last two men's games featuring Brazil, with Saturday's exciting 3-2 comeback victory against Honduras witnessed by more than 42,000 spectators.

Neymar was among those on show in yellow on both occasions, scoring a penalty against Honduras, but he was arguably outshone by Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, who grabbed three goals over the course of the two games and also won the spot-kick for his side. Damiao - who scored twice again tonight as Brazil defeated Team GB's conquerors South Korea at Old Trafford to reach the final - continues to be linked with Spurs, but here's hoping that he and some of his teammates, like those visiting fans and journalists, took a shine to the stadium, the crowd and the city...




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