Is Brazil falling out of love with the national side?
If the odds on an England victory are long, few would be surprised if five-times World Cup winners Brazil, playing at home, win again. But so far, excitement in Brazil is muted. Many Brazilians are angry at the cost of the event, and embarrassed by the country’s preparations. Even more worrying for the future of Brazilian football are the signs that the love for the national side is starting to fade.