By Chris Wright
Without seeing any of the game, you could have flippantly assumed that Brazil’s U17 string merely gave up against their USA counterparts at the recent Nike International Friendlies tournament, given that the final score wound up being 4-1 in the Yanklings’ favour.
However, you’d have no idea how right you were in a quite literal sense, with the Brazilian side stopping and refusing to pay for the final few minutes of the game, which the referee drew to a close with only 89 minutes and 30 seconds on the clock…
If you’re looking for answers, we’re afraid we haven’t got the foggiest!
Maybe it was something to do with ‘Common Sense FC‘ protests that have been held sporadically over in Brazil of late that have seen professional footballers cross their arms and refuse to play for a few moments after kick-off , though we can’t imagine fixture congestion is much of a problem at U17 level.
Maybe we’re just looking a group of huffy teenagers throwing a unified wobbly after having their backsides handed to them.
Anyone out there any the wiser?